Taught course

Economic Policy

Kingston University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Second-class degree or above, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject where quantitative methods have been studied.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA covers a range of economic policy areas; in particular, fiscal and monetary policy, labour market and wage policy, as well as financial regulation and macroprudential policy. It will develop your capacity to carry out research on the implementation and effectiveness of economic policy in a contemporary global and financial context, enabling you to contribute to debates on austerity versus active demand management, and efficiency versus equity in the regulation of markets.

Key features
• This course will provide you with in-depth expertise relevant to organisations including governmental regulatory agencies in the domestic economy (eg HM Treasury), think-tanks and international agencies dealing with globalisation issues.
• Lectures are supplemented by seminars, giving an opportunity for regular feedback and discussion.

What will you study
You will study core aspects of macro- and microeconomic theory, applied econometrics and economic policy. On this basis, you will acquire a professional knowledge of procedures used to analyse current issues in economic policy.

You will also explore the economic history of capitalism and the history of economic ideas, placing the issues surrounding the evaluation of economic policy in a historical and intellectual context. In addition, you will pursue intensive study of the contemporary globalised and financialised economy and its relationship to economic development. Finally, you will work with a member of staff to choose an applied economic policy topic for your dissertation, research this topic and write up your conclusions.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications that can be considered. See www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/ for further details.

Fees and funding

For information on funding, please visit: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/economic-policy-ma/fees-and-bursaries.html

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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