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Full time | SOAS, University of London | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Global Warming Economic Policy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The programme offers training in the understanding and critical evaluation of economic policy issues, design and solutions, their foundation in the evolution of economic theory and methods, as well as critical discussion of the application of policy design to real-world problems without requiring a first degree in Economics for enrolment. It offers distinct core modules that enables students to engage with debates in Economic theory and policy in advanced as well as developing regions. It also provides a programme structure that develop qualitative and quantitative research capabilities.

Who is this programme for?:

Anyone with a strong interest and need in gaining a thorough academic foundation in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of economics and economic policies. Such professionals (whether working in the public, private or NGO sectors of society) place high value on obtaining degrees based in economics departments and require a programme designed to take them up a steep learning curve that also remains oriented towards their primary focus on understanding current issues in economic policy.

This programme can be attractive to graduate students from other disciplinary backgrounds wishing to further their understanding of economic policy issues and debates through systematic academic study.

Teaching & Learning

The MA Economic Policy consists of six core modules and one optional modules, each worth 15 credits. Two of the core modules cover economic theory and analysis, one of the core modules covers research methods, while the two other core modules give training in statistics. In addition, the MA Research Project in Economic policy accounts for 60 credits.

The modules are taught in seminar groups and lectures. The degrees is awarded on the basis of assessed coursework, examinations and the dissertation.

The MA is taught over a period of twelve months of full-time study withing a structured programme. In case of part-time study, the degree will be taught over two or three years.

For a two year study, four modules are studied each year, with the dissertation normally being completed in the second year, while the number of modules taken is decided in consultation with the programme convenor for a three year study.

Modules

This module seeks to provide foundations of economic theory across micro and macro for students without any prior disciplinary knowledge. The course will introduce the most relevant economic theories across micro and macro to enable students to navigate broader economic policy debates that often draw on a set of analytical propositions across micro and macro.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

14,550

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

24,750

Entry requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

University information

At SOAS University of London, students are encouraged to challenge conventional views and to think globally. SOAS is the leading higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, offering over a hundred postgraduate programmes, all taught by world-class specialists. The central London campus is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a...more