Economics for Public Policy MSc - 2019/0

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Economics for Public Policy

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Economics for Public Policy
PGCert Economics for Public Policy

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PLC61013 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PLC61004 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

L110

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

JAIMOVICH Esteban (Economics)

Date of production/revision of spec

16/10/2019

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 ways in which public policy is formulated and evaluated.
  • Prepare students for a range of careers and other activities in which independent thought and analysis, as well as effective communication, can contribute to an improvement in social and economic welfare.
  • Enable better performing students completing an MSc programme to progress either to further postgraduate research 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 study, through the completion of an MSc dissertation.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
An advanced understanding of the core principles in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
An understanding of the techniques which have been used in contemporary economic research K PGDip, MSc
An ability to select appropriately between alternative analytical techniques and research methodologies which can be used in the evaluation of public policy K PGDip, MSc
An appreciation of how microeconomic analysis can help us to understand diverse issues such as public goods, regulation, family formation and health outcomes K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
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 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 which would further existing knowledge; P
The ability to communicate the results of independent research in the form of a dissertation. P
General skills, such as literacy, numeracy, IT and computing T
Interpersonal skills, such as communication T
Many subject specific skills are highly transferable, including abstraction T
Many subject specific skills are highly transferable, including analysis T
Many subject specific skills are highly transferable, including deduction and induction T
Many subject specific skills are highly transferable, including quantification and design T
Many subject specific skills are highly transferable, including framing (understanding parameters to a problem to help decision making) 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

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

Other information

Note that all students take one week of preliminary quantitative methods as part of their first semester modules.

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 2019/0 academic year.