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Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Do you have an interest in the world economy and in how economics can help us understand the world around us? Well trained economists are highly sought after in the labour market and are employed by consultancy firms, the government economic service, financial institutions, and other international organisations and businesses (even the tech giants). Do you want to combine an advanced understanding of core economics and the latest developments in economics with the opportunity to specialise in economic theory, applied economics, or economic history?

Economics is about how people make choices in conditions of resource scarcity and the results of these choices for society. It’s about understanding the world around us and our place in it.

If you are interested in advanced study in economics that is ‘post-crisis’ in both structure and content, delivered at one of the UK’s leading universities, then this degree is for you. The core modules develop your understanding of key economic concepts, ideas, tools and techniques, including the latest developments in micro, macro, applied econometric's, behavioural economics, the economics of labour markets and social policy and economic history. You can then specialise further in economic theory, applied economics (policy and institutions), or economic history. You will spend the summer combining your knowledge and skills to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice under personal supervision of a member of the Queen’s faculty. On successful completion of this Masters you will have a deep understanding of the world economy past and present and the advanced analytical and quantitative skills that are so highly sought after by employers.

Modules

Worldwide economic development and globalisation follow almost identical paths. The advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century was mirrored by a period of sustained globalisation, as the economic conditions in various nation states became inextricably linked. This link both weakened and strengthened over the course of the 20th century, typically mirroring economic fluctuations. Thus, the story of worldwide economic development in the 19th and 20th centuries is one of globalisation. In the aftermath of the recent economic crisis, it may seem that continued globalisation is inevitable. However, history also offers clues to the challenges that globalisation may face in years to come. This second semester module introduces students to this story. The module follows a flexible chronological path, but always considers the lessons that globalisation in prior epochs has for contemporary economic conditions. It blends theories from both the trade and macroeconomics literature's to illustrate how key economic concepts underpin historical patterns in globalisation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,470

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,300

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Economics or a closely related subject (e.g. Business Economics, Finance, Mathematics, joint degrees with substantial economics component). Performance in relevant modules must be of the required standard.

Department profile

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