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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Economics

Programme code:MSC-BS/ECNUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Peter Phelps Contact address:p.phelps@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A good quality bachelors degree in Economics or equivalent qualification.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School Examination Board

Programme specification:

The programme is offered by one of the country's leading Business Schools for students with a prior knowledge of economics. The degree of MSc Economics is valued for careers in economics, consultancy and public service, and provides a sound basis for postgraduate research.

The programme will:
- facilitate and promote students' intellectual and personal development in order to equip them for professional or equivalent roles in society and provide them with a capacity and motivation for continued intellectual development.
- facilitate intellectual development and independent learning by providing access to career-related cognitive and interpersonal skills by developing a range of transferable skills, building upon the previous achievements of candidates; and by providing advanced study either for a career, or in preparation for further study.
- offer opportunities to develop a critical understanding of relevant theoretical and empirical literature; apply acquired skills and knowledge to specific research questions; and demonstrate the ability to independently research topics in the relevant subject area, building upon directed research experience.
- provide a learning environment that promotes active participation in the learning process achieved via a careful mix of individual assignments and projects, presentations and participation in general and group workshops.

The programme will also provide:
- in-depth understanding of modern economic analysis through advanced, study within the major fields of economics.
- an opportunity to pursue in depth a broad and advanced study of modern economic analysis and its applications drawing on different paradigms in economics.
- advanced technical training in the use of statistical and econometric techniques and experience in using a range of software applications.
- access to specialist optional modules reflecting the current research interests of staff, building on the core knowledge gained in earlier modules.
- an ability to plan, initiate, carry out and report an extended piece of research on a suitable topic in the compulsory dissertation.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5101MMacroeconomics15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5103MMicroeconomics15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5108MApplied Econometrics15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5134MEconometrics
Pre-requisite for: LUBS5108M
15 creditsSemester 1, 1 Sep to 31 Jan (5mth)(adv yr)
LUBS5138MEconomics Dissertation60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to select 60 credits of optional modules (15-credits from List A and 45-credits from List B).

List A

Candidates will be required to select 15 credits from the following:

LUBS5006MInternational Business Finance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5140MGlobal Economic Coordination and Governance15 creditsSemester 1
SOEE5094MIntroduction to Ecological Economics15 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5050MPrinciples of Transport Economics15 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5060MWelfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis15 creditsSemester 1

List B

Candidates will be required to select 45 credits from the following:

LUBS5116MEconomics of Globalisation and the International Economy15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5142MDistributional Analysis in Economic Development15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5144MBehavioural Economics15 creditsSemester 2
SOEE5095MEnvironmental Economics and Policy15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5271MEconomics of Regulation15 creditsSemester 2

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass a minimum of 150 credits including modules in which a pass is compulsory and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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