Economic Policy and Analysis (Taught)

University of Westminster, London

Degree level: Postgraduate
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This innovative course 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 there is a strong theoretical core, the course focus of the course is very much on the practical application of economic techniques to problems, and on developing the ability to communicate the insights that economic analysis can provide. The Economic Policy and Analysis MSc was uniquely created (and has been maintained) in conjunction with the UK Government Economic Service (GES) since 2012. The course 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. 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.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in Economics, or a quantitative discipline with a minor in Economics. Applicants with more general first degree (minimum Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent) with significant study of economics and quantitative methods are also welcome to apply. Exceptionally, non-graduates with extensive work experience in the economics or closely-related profession may also be considered. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element. One reference is required.


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Economic Policy and Analysis at University of Westminster, London - UCAS