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The Department of Economics offers the masters degree in Economic Management and Policy, an exciting postgraduate applied economics programme. It trains you to be a professional economist by linking economic theory and practice, by adding value to your existing qualifications, and by equipping you to enter into employment as an applied economists in the private or public sectors. The programme is not aimed at training academic or research-oriented economists. The MSc in Economic Management and Policy is more vocationally oriented, and aims to develop those economics skills useful for formulating policy in, and managing, organisations. The Master programme uses innovative teaching and learning methods, focusing on decision-making techniques and problem solving in a variety of organisations and contexts. A wide variety of pathway choices within the programme Within the overall programme, some students will choose to study for the masters degree in a general way. This will be appropriate for those seeking a career as a professional economist with a broad range of skills and abilities, and whose work is likely to involve a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving and policy making. Others will prefer a more specialised route. For these, we offer four specialist pathways: Business Economics Environmental Economics Industrialisation, Trade and Economic Policy Regional Policy Programme Structure A tenet of our programme design is that economics is a holistic discipline and that the problems with which the economist must grapple are multi-faceted. All students will benefit from a programme of study in which business, development, environmental and regional problems and perspectives are integrated. The degree involves a largely common core in the first semester which seeks to foster synergy and collaborative learning. The second semester gives greater emphasis to sub-discipline specialisation, and offers a very wide range of elective classes. The Department of Economics is part of the Strathclyde Business School, renowned for its teaching and research in business disciplines. In 2002, teaching quality in the Department was given the highest possible rating by the Quality Assurance Agency, the UK?s official assessor of teaching and learning standards. Research interests include macroeconomic and macroeconometric modelling financial markets applied econometrics industrial, regional, health and development economics and natural resource and environmental economics. The Economics Department is one of the largest in Britain with around 40 members of academic staff. Much of its strength finds expression through a variety of research and consultancy centres within the Department. Strathclyde Business School, the Faculty in which the the Economics Department is located, is a known centre of excellence in the fields of management, economics and finance. The University of Strathclyde is situated in Glasgow, a vibrant city in business and cultural life. Glasgow is well-known for the excellence of its many and varied entertainment resources. Its location, close to the Scottish Highlands, gives easy access to Scotland?s outstanding natural beauty. Modes of Study The Masters programme is available for study by full time or part time study, and by Open Learning study (which requires no attendance at the University at all). Entry requirements The Masters programme is open to holders of a good honours degree (or equivalent) in which economics is a significant part. For candidates whose first degree does not contain a sufficiently large economics component, we may be prepared to offer places on the programme conditional on attendance at either or both of a self-study open learning economics module in the summer preceeding the start of the programme, or a short (one week) full-time intensive training class immediately prior to the start of the programme. A reasonable degree of English language fluency is also required, together with reasonab

The Department of Economics offers the masters degree in Economic Management and Policy, an exciting postgraduate applied economics programme. It trains you to be a professional economist by linking economic theory and practice, by adding value to your existing qualifications, and by equipping you to enter into employment as an applied economists in the private or public sectors. The programme is...

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