This exciting new programme offers both MSc and MA streams, as well as the opportunity for full-time students to undertake a 8-week internship. It has been designed to develop your ability to apply economic analysis to policy issues and business problems, which are often ambiguous and multi-faceted. Although the programme has a strong theoretical core, the focus is very much on the practical application of economic techniques to problems and developing the ability to communicate the insights that economic analysis can provide. It has been created in conjunction with the Government Economic Service (GES), the major employer of economics graduates in the UK. Indeed, the University of Westminster is the only English university to have secured GES recommended status for a postgraduate programme in economics.
You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class), or international equivalent. If your first degree is in Economics or a cognate discipline such as Business, Geography, Development Studies or Mathematics, a minimum Lower Second Class (or international equivalent) is acceptable. If you have a more general first degree you would normally require an Upper Second Class (or international equivalent).
The University operates a system of awarding credit for accredited prior learning either through formal study (APL) or experience (APEL). If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.
The programme aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in economics, with a focus on practical skills and development of the skills needed by a working economist. It is specifically aimed at those with a genuine interest in the application of economics to real-world situations.
As well as enhancing your ability to apply relevant economic principles in the support of policy and strategy development, the course aims to develop your ability to communicate complex issues to wide audiences; your awareness of significant sources of economic and financial data; the problems faced when carrying out policy evaluation; and your capability for self-awareness and group working.
Economic Evaluation Project
Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy
Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
Strategy and Appraisal in Economics
Development Economics and Policy
Global Financial Markets
Students on the MA stream may take another Westminster Business School postgraduate module, with the permission of the course leader.
As an economics postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects. Our students have gone on to successful careers in government and consultancy as economic analysts, regulatory economists and market analysts. The strong international focus of the course provides an excellent opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in multinational companies or international organisations. Many graduates return to their countries of origin and are employed in developing international business opportunities or government institutions, while other graduates develop their careers with international charities or other nongovernmental organisations.
While this vocationally-oriented programme develops skills for devising and evaluating policies and strategies, rather than simply training academic economists, several of our recent graduates have also found that it has opened up opportunities for PhD study
You will gain an understanding of the key concepts in economics that underpin public sector policy and business decision making. This includes the various scenarios where we explore opportunity cost, equilibrium and disequilibrium, strategic interaction, market failure and the related concept of externalities.
You’ll develop your analytical skills by applying these concepts to current challenges that face the profession, at both macro and micro levels, and in both private and public sectors. This will provide you with the latest insights drawn from both the academic and practitioner arenas.
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