The course is designed to provide a foundation for a career as a professional economist or for study towards a PhD in economics. A strong emphasis is placed on the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. However, students also have the opportunity to choose optional modules in a wider range of areas, including financial economics, growth theory and environmental economics. Research skills are developed throughout the course, especially during the dissertation, which students will work on over the summer under the supervision of a member of staff. A special aspect of the course is a dedicated unit in research methods, which provides extensive training in a range of software packages, including EViews, Stata and Matlab.
University of Bath
Core modules: Macroeconomic Theory; Microeconomic Theory; Econometric Theory; Advanced Economic Theory; Econometric Methods; Quantitative Methods. Optional modules: International Monetary Economics; Welfare, Economies & Distributive Justice; Environmental Regulation; Financial Economics; Research Methods in Economics and Finance; Forecasting Economic and Financial Variables; Growth Theory; Development Economics and Environmental Valuation & Resource Economics
Assessment includes a dissertation.
Typically, a 1st or 2:1 Honours degree (or its international equivalent) in either economics or an appropriate quantitative subject (such as engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics). You are expected to have obtained marks in the range of a 1st or 2:1 (or equivalent) in at least five units/modules, comprising microeconomics and econometrics (or statistics), and three other quantitative units such as macroeconomics, calculus, matrix algebra, data analysis, game theory, operational research, probability, or financial engineering. These modules should preferably have been taken in your final two years of study. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components); PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component. Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the course of study.
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