University of Essex

University of Essex

International Economics

This course gives students knowledge of the theoretical and applied issues of international economic relations, plus a critical awareness of the integration of theory, data, and analysis in relation to international economics; a core module, international trade theory, covers trade theory in different economic settings and with different market structures; students examine the implications for patterns of trade and for trade policies such as tariffs and quotas; this provides insights into the fundamentals that underpin negotiations at the WTO and in preferential trade agreements; students also study international finance, which deals with macroeconomic adjustment, exchange rates and the balance of payments when capital markets are integrated across the globe; together these modules give our students an overview of the causes and effects of globalisation in the world economy with applications to issues such as foreign direct investment; finally, this course equips students with the skills for a career in international organisations engaged in business and finance, or in government and non-governmental organisations concerned with global development.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or 2.2 degree in economics or a related discipline. (If your first degree is not in economics, or your economics training does not provide sufficient technical expertise for direct entry to an MSc, then we have a full-time Diploma). If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Econometric methods; international finance; international trade; mathematical methods; dissertation. Optional modules include: Applications of data analysis; economic development theory; economics of financial markets; economics of incentives, contracts and the firm; game theory and applications; macroeconomics; microeconomics; panel data methods; political economy; theory of industrial organisation; time series econometrics; topics in financial economics; topics in labour economics.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Economics
Telephone number: 
01206 872719