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Economics and International Relations MSc

Economics and International Relations MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Relations Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MSc Economics and International Relations is part of our Applied Training Programme, which is designed to provide key skills in economics. It’s ideal if you’re a graduate without an economics background, yet wish to develop the analytical skills of an economist. It is also suitable if you are an economics graduate and wish to develop specialist expertise in this area without committing to full research training. The compulsory component of the degree consists of taught modules in economic concepts, econometrics, international relations theory, and international trade. Towards the end of your 12 months with us you will write a dissertation on an area of the discipline that supports your own interests and future goals. Throughout the dissertation process, you will have support and supervision from a member of the School of Economics. We also offer additional support to help you get the most from your Master’s. This includes an optional, intensive pre-sessional course in the fortnight before your programme begins in September. This course includes an introduction to the specialist econometric software that you will use in your MSc programme. While not compulsory, we strongly recommend you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

Different course options

Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Are you interested in working with data? Would you like to be able to make economics forecasts or predictions, or test an economic theory? If so, this module will introduce you the empirical techniques you need to satisfy these interests. This module will introduce you to econometrics, which is a combination of economic theory, mathematical economics, economic statistics and mathematical statistics. You'll learn some basic econometric techniques that will enable you to obtain numerical estimates of, for example, the relationship between expenditure on a good and income, or the relationship between years of education and pay. In addition, as your seminars will take place in the computer labs, you'll gain skills in analysing data using the econometric computer package STATA. In the first part of the module, you'll be shown how to estimate a simple regression model, interpret your findings and test the relationships between variables. As you progress, you'll learn how to identify problems with your model and how to address these problems. In lectures you'll learn about the techniques; in seminars you'll apply these techniques to a variety of economic problems and estimate models with the help of STATA. In the later part of the module you'll consider a more advanced style of modelling, which is appropriate for dealing with data on the choices made by individuals. For example, owning your own home rather than renting, or going to university instead of entering the labour market. By the end of the module you'll be able to estimate appropriate regression models, identify problems which may arise and know how to address them. In addition, you'll be able use STATA and understand some of the methods, models and techniques that may be useful in the workplace.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,915

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: 2.2 or equivalent in any Subject. Students should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognized higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of students where relevant.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more

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