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The Economic Policy MSc is a unique programme which takes advantage of UCL's role as a global leader in policy-orientated research. The core teaching in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics focuses on understanding the policy implications of economic models and their applications to real-world examples. What and how will I learn? The programme is designed to equip the professional economist with the tools required to understand the problems thrown up by a rapidly changing, complex and uncertain modern world economy. It includes a research methods course that teaches economics and econometrics software, empirical modelling and how to formulate a research project. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core courses (60 credits), four optional courses (60 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules Econometrics for Policy Microeconomics for Policy Macroeconomics for Policy Research Methods Dissertationreport The dissertation of 10,000 words will typically be a piece of supervised research, including a brief critical review of the literature in the relevant area. Options ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory Advanced Microeconometrics Advanced Microeconomic Theory THREE OPTIONS FROM A LIST INCLUDING: Time Series Econometrics Public Microeconomics Economics of Development The Economics of Migration Health Economics Experimental Economics Behavioural Economics Macroeconomic Policy Ethics in Welfare Economics Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukeconomicsprospective-studentsmsc The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and practical and problem classes. The MSc degree is awarded on the basis of written examination papers and the research dissertation, with other elements of assessment, such as written assignments, playing a minor role. Why should I study this degree at UCL? UCL's Economics Department has an outstanding international reputation in the areas of game theory, industrial organisation, econometrics, applied microeconomics, transitional economies and environmental and resource economics. Resident and visiting economists contribute to the programme through lectures, seminars and research supervision and provide access to a network of both public and private sector employers. UCL is located in central London at the heart of the UK centre of government. Recognised as the world's best connected city, 75% of the Fortune 500 companies have offices in London. Your future career Economics graduates go on to a variety of roles, including those in the finance and banking, public, research and political sectors. First destinations of recent graduates include: Department of Transport: Assistant Economist FSA: Account Associate Manager NERA Economic Consultancy: Research Officer Civil Service: Economic Advisor HM Treasury: Economic Advisor Department of Work & Pensions: Assistant Government Economist Oxera Consulting Ltd: Consultant BGL: Pricing Analyst National Treasury of South Africa: Senior Economist Bank of England: Economist Barclays Capital: Trading Assistant British Government: Economist Centre for Spatial Economics: Economic Consultant Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in Economics with a significant quantitative component from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a qualification of an equivalent standard in another quantitative discipline, such as statistics, mathematics, engineering or physics, may also be considered. How to apply To download application materials please visit: http:www.ucl.ac.ukprospective-studentsgraduate-studyapplication-admission Students must apply on paper - not online - for admission to this programme. Please make only one application to the Economics Department's MSc programmes (Economics MSc and Economics Policy MSc). Students are advis
The Economic Policy MSc is a unique programme which takes advantage of UCL's role as a global leader in policy-orientated research. The core teaching in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics focuses on understanding the policy implications of economic models and their applications to real-world examples. What and how will I learn? The programme is designed to equip the professional economist with the tools required to understand the problems thrown up by a rapidly changing, compl...