Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Economics of Globalisation and European Integration (EGEI)

This Course is a unique programme in the UK higher education sector. It is based on a special agreement signed by a Consortium of nine global universities and supported by the European Commission's Socrates Programme as well as Erasmus MUNDUS. It covers analytical and research skills in economics, particularly skills relevant to business analysis, and the opportunity to apply these skills to specialist areas of international trade and European integration.

Entry requirements

This award accepts good honours degree graduates of economics, business studies or related disciplines. However, graduates of business studies or related disciplines must have a substantial element of economics in their studies. Students may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the course. International students must show equivalent academic qualifications and English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550/213.

Course modules

The 1st term of this programme covers the important theoretical background in economic analysis that will be used in analysing applied topics covered in the remainder of the programme. The 2nd and 3rd terms are taught by staff from partner institutions. Students spend a significant amount of their studies on applying their theoretical economics to analyse issues facing EU policy makers or policy makers in Central and East European countries which have embarked on transition to the market system. The final part of the programme, the dissertation, is usually undertaken at Staffordshire University. Term 1 degree structure: advanced microeconomics (6 credits); advanced macroeconomics (6 credits); applied econometrics (6 credits). Optional courses: e.g. mathematics for economists or foreign language (2 credits). Term 2: economics of European integration (6 credits); open economy macroeconomics (4 credits); economics of globalisation (4 credits). Advanced subjects optional course: special topics in applied econometrics (5 credits). Optional courses: e.g. foreign language or academic writing (2 credits). Term 3: international trade: theory and policy (6 credits). Advanced subjects optional courses: e.g. special topics in international finance, special topics in international trade and/or economics of regulation (5 credits). Optional course: foreign language (2 credits). Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Career Development Loans available; Socrates grants available for periods of study in Belgium and the Czech Republic.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 13 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

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