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Economics MA - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MA Economics

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Economics
PGCert Economics

Professional recognition

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

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

100450

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 Alexandros (Economics)

Date of production/revision of spec

02/12/2022

Educational aims of the programme

  • Enhance student employability, resilience and resourcefulness, global and cultural capabilities, sustainability awareness, and digital capabilities (the five pillars of the University of Surrey┬┐s Curriculum Framework) through a range of appropriate, contemporary, and engaging pedagogical methods
  • Engage the whole learner with a transformative curriculum that promotes solid economics knowledge and offers ample opportunity to do, create, develop, and self-reflect
  • Facilitate effective learning and communication within an open, scholarly environment by fostering knowledge discovery and the creation of personal meaning
  • Prepare students for a range of careers in which solid economics analysis, independent thought, as well as the qualities developed through the application of the curriculum framework, can contribute to self-fulfilment and/or an improvement in social and economic welfare
  • Encourage students without a typical economics background to 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
  • Promote the capacity for independent study through the completion of an advanced project in economics
  • Enable better performing students completing the programme to progress to further postgraduate study

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate a solid understanding of the core principles in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics K
Show an in-depth understanding of the techniques used in contemporary economic research K
Establish a high-level awareness of current and advanced problems and the methodologies that are most common in economics K
Evidence understanding of different methodologies and an ability to choose amongst these as required in different settings C
Combine relevant theory and analytical techniques with insightful data analysis to produce convincing explanations of economic phenomena C
Comprehend published economic research papers and integrate the implications of published research in own studies C
Demonstrate problem-solving skills that are appropriate to the level of study P
Communicate the results of independent research in the form of an advanced project in economics P
Display general skills, such as literacy, numerical, IT and computing skills T
Exhibit interpersonal skills, such as communication skills 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

Module Selection for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

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

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 2 (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
Study exchange (Level 5) 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 2023/4 academic year.