Taught course

International Economics

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Economics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A degree with an overall 2.2 in a discipline related to economics such as: Economics, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Physics or any other degree with a strong maths component.

The Degree should contain some economics components including Macroeconomics; Microeconomics or Econometrics.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Would you like to develop expertise in theoretical and applied issues of international economic relations?

Our MSc International Economics gives you this knowledge, plus a critical awareness of the integration of theory, data, and analysis in relation to international economics. You are equipped with the skills for a career in international organisations engaged in business and finance, or in government and non-governmental organisations concerned with global development and international trade.

Your modules provide you with an overview of the causes and effects of globalisation in the world economy with applications to issues such as foreign direct investment. You investigate topics such as:

  • Trade theory in different economic settings with different market structures
  • Patterns of trade and trade policies such as tariffs and quotas
  • Preferential trade agreements
  • Macroeconomic adjustment, exchange rates and the balance of payments when capital markets are integrated across the globe.

We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have particular strengths in the areas of:

  • Game theory and strategic interactions
  • Theoretical and applied econometrics
  • Economic policy.

The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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