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Programme structure: Economics (MSc) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
All students must take the following mandatory units:
Microeconomics ECONM1010 15 Mandatory
Macroeconomics ECONM1011 15 Mandatory
Econometrics ECONM1022 15 Mandatory
Applied Economics ECONM1008 15 Mandatory
Dissertation EFIMM0014 60 Mandatory
Students then choose one of the following pathways:
Students choosing the Economics (Macroeconomics) pathway must take:
Further Macroeconomics EFIMM0039 15 Optional
Plus three units from:
Further Econometrics EFIMM0040 15 Optional
Banking EFIMM0006 15 Optional
Derivatives ECONM3017 15 Optional
Behavioural Finance EFIMM0016 15 Optional
Students choosing the Economics (Microeconomics) pathway must take four units from:
Labour Economics EFIMM0041 15 Optional
Health Economics EFIMM0038 15 Optional
Economics of Education EFIMM0042 15 Optional
Development Economics ECONM0003 15 Optional
Further Econometrics EFIMM0040 15 Optional
Banking EFIMM0006 15 Optional
Students choosing the Economics (Economic Policy) pathway must take:
Policy Experiments EFIMM0037 15 Optional
Programme Evaluation ECONM0002 15 Optional
Plus two units from:
Labour Economics EFIMM0041 15 Optional
Health Economics EFIMM0038 15 Optional
Economics of Education EFIMM0042 15 Optional
Development Economics ECONM0003 15 Optional
Students choosing the Economics pathway must take four units from:
Further Macroeconomics EFIMM0039 15 Optional
Further Econometrics EFIMM0040 15 Optional
Banking EFIMM0006 15 Optional
Derivatives ECONM3017 15 Optional
Behavioural Finance EFIMM0016 15 Optional
Labour Economics EFIMM0041 15 Optional
Health Economics EFIMM0038 15 Optional
Economics of Education EFIMM0042 15 Optional
Development Economics ECONM0003 15 Optional
Policy Experiments EFIMM0037 15 Optional
Programme Evaluation ECONM0002 15 Optional
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.

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.

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