This is a research'oriented postgraduate programme for students who already hold a Master's in economics, finance or a related field and who wish to progress to a Doctorate at Queen Mary or elsewhere. Students build on their Master's training by completing 2 advanced modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, or financial economics and can choose from a selection of option modules that cover a range of theoretical and applied topics. Students also conduct original research to fulfil the substantial dissertation component of the degree, which can form the basis of later doctoral work.
Modules include: Topics in macroeconomics; topics in microeconomics; topics in econometrics; topics in financial economics; financial econometrics; labour and public policy; advanced asset pricing and modelling; public economics; empirical macroeconomics; advanced corporate finance; advanced behavioural finance; contracts and organisations; dissertation.
Course Additional Entry
Students admitted to the programme will normally have achieved high marks on a postgraduate degree in economics or a related field. In particular, they should have a thorough knowledge of Master's'level macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics. A good knowledge of topics in mathematics and statistical theory relevant to economics. Applications for admission should include an application form, full transcripts (showing marks for individual courses) from all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, letters from 2 referees who can assess your academic potential, and a research proposal of no more than 1,000 words.
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