Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Economics

Providing a basis for a variety of careers in business, government and academia, this course is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques: - looking at the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems - familiarising you with advanced concepts and techniques used in economic analysis, and enabling you to access and evaluate current research output in academic journals and in the public and commercial domain - providing you with the ability to use methods of economic analysis and related techniques in practical and professional contexts - examining the issues behind current controversies in economics and finance - training you in quantitative skills - requiring you to combine your theoretical and quantitative understanding in an original piece of applied work. This course is demanding and challenging. We expect you to be competent in intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, multivariable calculus, linear algebra and statistics and to understand the basic concepts in economics, so we can focus on developing your ability to do original applied work using advanced methods. You will learn to express original ideas in academic papers and to test them with the use of econometrics (covering linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations). Techniques will be illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions. Prospective students without the necessary prerequisites should apply for our Graduate Diploma in Economics, as it prepares you for the MSc.

Entry requirements

MSc: First- or second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject, or the Birkbeck Graduate Diploma in Economics. Non-EU students are encouraged to submit GRE or GMAT results. In some cases, the admissions tutor may request these results in order to make a decision on your application. In that case, you should upload your score report to the online application system as if it were an additional transcript page. Relevant practical work experience also taken into consideration. Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

A June examination and coursework, including an econometrics project and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,400 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 18,400 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone number: 
02076316429