MA in Comparative Economics and Policy
Our MA in Comparative Economics and Policy is a new applied, policy oriented programme reflecting SSEES's leading edge expertise in Comparative Economics. The programme is centred around the Economics and Economic Policy of Emerging Markets, viewed through the prism of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, but relevant to the emerging economies and societies of South and South-east Asia, the Middle East and North Africa as well as Latin America.
The MA opens up a range of opportunities and we expect that graduates from this programme will go on to work in think-tanks, political parties, national, European and international private and public sector organisations and in media and non-governmental organisations as economic and political analysts. Similarly, we hope others will go on to doctoral studies.
The programme has the following entry requirements:
- At least an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent.
- At least one full year BA course in introduction to economics or equivalent.
- Non-native English speakers to achieve scores of at least 7.0 in each element of the ELTS test and 7.0 overall.
Please note that this programme is very popular and therefore completed applications will be considered in the order they arrive until the programme is full.
To make an application to this programme, please download application form.
Admissions queries or questions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must take 180 credits in total, 120 of which are taught courses. The taught courses comprise a total of 30 credits of compulsory methods courses, a 30 credit module in Development Economics and Policy, at least 15 from a list of core policy papers and 45 credits from a list of available electives. In addition all students must undertake a free-standing dissertation worth 60 credits.
Students undertaking the programme are required to take the following courses (120 credits):
Students must also select one of the following courses (15 credits):
A further 45 credits chosen from the options below where not already taken:
- On approval of the Programme Co-ordinator up to 15 MA credits may be selected from another SSEES course (see below SSEES Course Outline Guide for details of other modules) or other UCL Departments.
- In particular the course ECONG052 Ethics in Welfare Economics can be taken on approval of the Programme Co-ordinator.
- On approval of the Programme Co-ordinator, students may also select one language course (30 credits) from the SSEES suite of MA courses
UCL SSEES is committed to providing our students with stimulating, high quality, research-led courses, however please be aware that we are not always able to guarantee that all courses will be available every year.
If you have queries about the programme or its courses please contact the Programmes Administrator for further information.
SSEES MA Course Outline Guide 2012-13
Scheme of Award for Students commencing the MA in Comparative Economics and Policy Programme in September 2012
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Wednesday 7 November 2012.