(Award available for year: Master of Science)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:- demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to the discipline and/or to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the discipline according to their choice of modules;- exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;- proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these; and- critically and creatively to evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the discipline.And also:- demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of key areas of economic theory, an understanding of econometrics an ability to apply econometric techniques; and- demonstrate in an extended piece of research work the ability to apply the analysis previously learnt.
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught) students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;- a capacity to evaluate their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- a capacity for independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- an ability to critically to engage in the development of disciplinary boundaries and norms; and- a range of intellectual and personal skills appropriate for advancing a career in the public or private business sectors.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating and criticising received opinion;- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.