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Programme structure: Economics (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
All students must take the following mandatory units:
Microeconomics ECONM1010 15 Mandatory TB-1
Macroeconomics ECONM1011 15 Mandatory TB-1
Econometrics ECONM1022 15 Mandatory TB-1
Applied Economics ECONM1008 15 Mandatory TB-1
Dissertation (MSc Economics + Economics Pathways) EFIMM0080 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Students then select 60 credit points from one of the following pathways:
Students choosing the Economics (Macroeconomics) pathway must take:
Public Finance and Monetary Policy EFIMM0099 15 Optional TB-2
International Economics and Finance EFIMM0098 15 Optional TB-2
Plus 30 credit points from:
Banking EFIMM0006 15 Optional TB-2
Derivatives ECONM3017 15 Optional TB-2
Behavioural Finance EFIMM0016 15 Optional TB-2
Students choosing the Economics (Economic Policy) pathway must take:
Policy Experiments EFIMM0037 15 Optional TB-2
Programme Evaluation ECONM0002 15 Optional TB-2
Plus 30 credit points from:
Labour Economics EFIMM0041 15 Optional TB-2
Health Economics EFIMM0038 15 Optional TB-2
Economics of Education EFIMM0042 15 Optional TB-2
Development Economics ECONM0003 15 Optional TB-2
Empirical Industrial Organisation EFIMM0097 15 Optional TB-2
Students choosing the Economics (Data Science) pathway must take:
Econometrics beyond the mean EFIMM0096 15 Optional TB-2
Data science for economics EFIMM0095 15 Optional TB-2
Empirical Industrial Organisation EFIMM0097 15 Optional TB-2
Plus 15 credit points from:
Programme Evaluation ECONM0002 15 Optional TB-2
Labour Economics EFIMM0041 15 Optional TB-2
Health Economics EFIMM0038 15 Optional TB-2
Development Economics ECONM0003 15 Optional TB-2
Applied Financial Econometrics EFIMM0127 15 Optional TB-2
Students choosing the Economics pathway must take 60 credit points from:
Banking EFIMM0006 15 Optional TB-2
Derivatives ECONM3017 15 Optional TB-2
Behavioural Finance EFIMM0016 15 Optional TB-2
Labour Economics EFIMM0041 15 Optional TB-2
Health Economics EFIMM0038 15 Optional TB-2
Economics of Education EFIMM0042 15 Optional TB-2
Development Economics ECONM0003 15 Optional TB-2
Policy Experiments EFIMM0037 15 Optional TB-2
Programme Evaluation ECONM0002 15 Optional TB-2
Data science for economics EFIMM0095 15 Optional TB-2
Econometrics beyond the mean EFIMM0096 15 Optional TB-2
Empirical Industrial Organisation EFIMM0097 15 Optional TB-2
International Economics and Finance EFIMM0098 15 Optional TB-2
Public Finance and Monetary Policy EFIMM0099 15 Optional TB-2
MSc Economics   180      

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

Students who choose one of the specialist pathways will graduate with the pathway reflected on their certificate.

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