UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Comparative Business Economics

The course is focused principally at company-level study and offers the chance to examine: the role of multinationals; corporate governance and finance; privatisation; entrepreneurship, and the determinants of innovation and technological change within the European area. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants are usually expected to have studied 1 term of both microeconomics and macroeconomics in their undergraduate degree.

Course modules

Core modules: Quantitative methods; advanced quantitative methods; political economy of international business. Plus at least 30 credits from the following: Corporate governance; property rights; financial development; corporate finance and investment in emerging markets. Options: Advanced qualitative methods; causes, consequences and control (corruption and governance); informal practices in post-communist societies; economics of health and population; trade and foreign direct investment policy with reference to Eastern Europe; development economics and policy; energy, technology and innovation; international macroeconomic policy; language modules or other modules offered by SSEES; modules from UCL's School of Public Policy and UCL Economics

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed by unseen written examinations, coursework and the research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

In addition to a range of UCL scholarships SSEES offers the Foundation Research Scholarship (�15,000 p.a. for 3 years);the Rita and Victor Swoboda Memorial Scholarship (�8,000 p.a.) and a number of lesser bursaries; in addition 7 scholarshipsper year are available for MRes students and 5 per year for doctoral students funded under the ESRC/AHRC/HEFCEsponsoredCentre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS); UK/EU students may also apply to the AHRC for Masters or doctoral studentships and overseas research students may apply for an ORS award.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 19,940 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 5,465 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,815 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

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