This programme is offered either full and part time basis
MSc Economics and International Relations provides a platform to understand international economics and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The course gives you considerable flexibility to choose an area of geographical specialisation. It will allow you to develop skill highly desired by employers; an ability to understand international institutions and geopolitics, as well as the analytical skills of economics. It is taught in collaboration with staff and students from Political, Social and International Studies, which also has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching.
This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training.
Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject
Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent
If a student has a substantial background in Economics, we may require them to take ECO-M005 and ECO-M006 in place of ECO-M019 and ECO-M032 respectively. For such students, a wider range of Economics options would then be available.
Compulsory Study (140 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 140 credits:
ECONOMICS DISSERTATION (60 CREDITS)
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY
Option A Study (40 credits)
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
THE FOREIGN RELATIONS OF CHINA AND JAPAN IN THE MODERN WORLD
Employability is a very important aspect of all the School’s degree programmes. We use a wide range of assessment methods in our teaching that enable students to develop and practise a number of skills, which are highly valued by employers.
As well as encouraging students to attend frequent university-wide careers and employability events, we have our own individual careers programme offering a number of economics focused events. These include careers coaching workshops, alumni speakers discussing their career paths and offering advice on securing employment.
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