City, University of London

City, University of London

Economics

The course is designed for postgraduate students wanting to follow a pure Economics Masters degree, rather than a specialised course. The aim of this course is to develop your critical and analytical abilities in economics. By the time you graduate, you should be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of modern economic theory, at both a micro and a macro level; Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology; Demonstrate knowledge of econometric theory and techniques; Critically interpret current research in a combination of fields offered, namely, financial economics, health economics, regulation and competition, and development; and Undertake theoretical or empirical investigations in the fields of your choice, employing appropriate quantitative methods.

Course modules

Dissertation route modules: Core modules - International Macroeconomics (15 credits) Microeconomic Theory (30 credits); Econometrics (30 credits); Macroeconomics (15 credits); Elective modules; Macroeconomics (15 credits); Financial Derivatives (15 credits); Asset Pricing (15 credits); Corporate Investment under Uncertainty** (15 credits) - **cannot be chosen if Development Economics is chosen. Literature survey route modules - Core modules: International Macroeconomics (15 credits); Microeconomic Analysis (30 credits); and Quantitative Methods (30 credits). Elective modules: Macroeconomics (15 credits); Corporate Finance (15 credits); or Welfare Economics* (15 credits) - *available subject to timetabling feasibility. Elective modules for both paths : Economics of Regulation and Competition (15 credits); Health Economics (15 credits); Development Economics (15 credits); History of Economic Thought (15 credits); Economics of Microfinance (15 credits); or Experimental Economics and Game Theory (15 credits).

Assessment methods

For each taught module, you are assessed through a combination of coursework and one final examination. For most modules the coursework contributes 30% of the overall mark and the examination contributes 70%. The nature of the coursework which the lecturer assigns varies according to the module, for example essays, presentations or computer-based data analysis and calculations. Overall assessment is based on your performance in the taught modules and a dissertation or literature survey. Students require 180 credits to pass the MSc. The weighting of each module within the overall mark is determined by the credit value assigned to that module.

Sponsorship information

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,350 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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