Economics MA - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MA Economics

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Economics
PGCert Economics

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PLC63001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PLC63002 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

L100

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Economics

Programme Leader

MANDILARAS A Dr (Economics)

Date of production/revision of spec

14/11/2018

Educational aims of the programme

  • enable and encourage students to develop their capacity for learning and communication within an open, scholarly, environment;
  • develop an appreciation of economics, both as an intellectual discipline and as an important contributor to an understanding of the world in ways which are of practical significance;
  • prepare students for a range of careers and other activities in which independent thought, critical thinking and analysis, as well as effective communication, can contribute to an improvement in social and economic welfare;
  • provide an opportunity for study from a range of specialist areas of economics;
  • enable better-performing students completing the MA programme to progress either to further postgraduate study or to a career as a professional economist;
  • provide an opportunity for students to apply and demonstrate a range of skills, including the capacity for independent research in Economics, through the completion of the Advanced Project in Economics.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A solid understanding of the core principles in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics K
An understanding of different methods and an ability to choose amongst these as required by particular problems K
An understanding of the techniques used in contemporary economic research K
Critical awareness of current problems and new insights in economics K
An ability to combine relevant theory and analytical techniques with insightful data analysis to produce convincing explanations of economic phenomena C
The skills necessary to comprehend published economic research papers, and to largely integrate the implications of published research in their own studies C
An ability to select appropriate techniques to evaluate policy interventions P
The ability to formulate a plan for specific individual research reflecting current practices P
The ability to communicate the results of guided research in the form of a dissertation P
General skills, such as literacy, numerical, IT and computing T
Interpersonal skills, such as communication (oral and written) T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose no more than two optional modules over the length of the programme

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.