UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Comparative Economics and Policy

This programme is an applied, policy-oriented programme reflecting SSEES's leading-edge expertise in comparative economics. The programme is centred around the economics and economic policy of emerging markets, viewed through the prism of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, but relevant to the emerging economies and societies of South and South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa as well as Latin America. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, laboratory sessions and workshops.

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; international macroeconomic policy. At least 1 of the following: Public choice (private interest); economics of health and population; trade and foreign direct investment policy with reference to Eastern Europe; development economics and policy. Options: Advanced qualitative methods; causes, consequences and control (corruption and governance); corporate governance; corporate finance and investment in emerging markets; financial development; informal practices in post-communist societies; political economy of health, development and welfare; property rights; energy, technology and innovation; language module.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed by a variety of methods: unseen examinations, long essays, course work and the research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 10,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 5,465 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 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

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 8810