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Modern economics is an increasingly rigorous discipline and advanced degrees are now essential for careers in international institutions, government and industry. The Economics MSc at UCL will equip the professional economist with the powerful tools required to understand the rapidly changing, complex and uncertain modern world economy. What and how will I learn? The programme aims to provide all students with a sound and worthwhile education in modern Economics and Econometrics, developing important transferable skills of problem-definition, analysis and self-motivation. Students will learn the formal tools that are necessary to understand and conduct cutting-edge research in both theoretical and applied economics. 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 Microeconomics Macroeconomics Econometrics 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 AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory Advanced Microeconometrics Advanced Microeconomic Theory REMAINING OPTIONS TAKEN 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. Large enough to be a centre for wide-ranging research, yet compact enough for staff to be accessible to students, the department's informal and friendly approach provides opportunities for discussion and collaboration spanning disciplinary research themes. 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 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 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 advised to apply as early as possi
Modern economics is an increasingly rigorous discipline and advanced degrees are now essential for careers in international institutions, government and industry. The Economics MSc at UCL will equip the professional economist with the powerful tools required to understand the rapidly changing, complex and uncertain modern world economy. What and how will I learn? The programme aims to provide all students with a sound and worthwhile education in modern Economics and Econometrics, developin...