Economy, State and Society: Economics and Business (MA (International))
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The International Master's in Economy, State and Society is a unique, innovative, dynamic yet firmly established postgraduate programme offered by a consortium of leading European universities. It is recognised for its excellence by the European Union's Erasmus Mundus Programme and leads to the award of a highly prestigious double degree. What and how will I learn? The programme combines rigorous research methods training, discipline based and area studies training and intensive language tuition. Students develop cultural and linguistic knowledge of Eastern and Western Europe, and acquire the skills to identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the economies, states and societies of the expanding European region. Degree Structure Students take courses to a total value of 120 ECTS, with 60 ECTS taken in Year One at UCL and 60 ECTS taken in Year Two at their chosen institution. Year One: Three core courses (36 ECTS) three optional courses (24 ECTS). Year Two: Language training (up to 12 ECTS), dissertation (minimum of 30 ECTS) and optional courses (up to 18 ECTS). Core Modules New Language Course Research Methods PLUS EITHER: Introduction to Qualitative Methods OR: Theory and Practice of Social Research Dissertationreport All students undertake an independent research project in their second year, which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 20,000-25,000 words. Options Political Economy of International Business Political Economy: Health, Development and Welfare Economics of Transition Globalisation of Transition Economies Informal Practices in Post-Communist Societies Economics of Industrial Change in Europe Corporate Governance and Privatisation Corporate Finance and Investment: Emerging Markets Financial Development Causes, Consequences and Control: Corruption and Governance One approved elective from another IMESS study track Further details available on subject website: http:www.ssees.ucl.ac.ukprospectimess.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and research supervision. Assessment is by written examination, coursework and dissertation language courses involve an oral examination. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The International Master's in Economy, State and Society is fast becoming the programme of choice for students with a serious interest in the economies, states and societies of the wider European region. Students benefit from an integrated study programme, with the first year spent at UCL SSEES and the second at one of the partner universities in the Czech Republic (Prague), Estonia (Tartu), Finland (Helsinki), Hungary (Budapest) and Poland (Krak?w). SSEES is the largest centre for the study of its region in the United Kingdom. The SSEES Library is unequalled in Britain for the depth and breadth of its collections. Your future career Graduates of this programme are qualified to progress to doctoral research in the European area others may advance to careers in governmental or international organisations, and may specialise in finance, commerce, analysis or consultancy. Others still may seek a career in diplomacy, or in journalism, or in non-governmental organisations. Indeed, the scope of IMESS is broad and so too, correspondingly, are the post-IMESS possibilities. Entry Requirements Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a good lower second-class Bachelor's degree (pass of 65% or better) or equivalent may also be considered on their individual merits. How to apply Applicants in the final stages of their undergraduate degree may apply but must present their transcript of marks no later than 31 August for the year of entry. Who can apply? This programme is designed to attract and challenge the brightest European Union and international students as well as professionals wishing to retrain to acquire European expert
The International Master's in Economy, State and Society is a unique, innovative, dynamic yet firmly established postgraduate programme offered by a consortium of leading European universities. It is recognised for its excellence by the European Union's Erasmus Mundus Programme and leads to the award of a highly prestigious double degree. What and how will I learn? The programme combines rigorous research methods training, discipline based and area studies training and intensive language t...