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Economic Policy and International Trade MSc 2018/19 entry

Course code:

FBLT006

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

The Economic Policy and International Trade MSc applies theoretical concepts in economics to the analysis of practical problems, evaluation of policy outcomes and market efficiency in the real-world context.

The course aims to assist in the development of highly qualified and skilled economists with a range of analytical and technical skills who are equipped to cope with the challenges and complexities of the modern world.

The key competencies students will have the opportunity to develop include skills in critical analysis, collecting and utilising information for decision making and usage of statistical software packages.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Course information

We have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

 

Modules

Overview

This course is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments in economics, the world economy and the needs of private and public sectors, so the course content may be different to that stated here. Students enrolled on the course are expected to complete the following modules:

Modules

  • Semester 1

    • Microeconomic Policy;
    • International Macroeconomics;
    • Quantitative Methods;
    • Market Efficiency and Government Regulation.
    • Global Professional Practice (to be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2)
  • Semester 2

    • Econometrics;
    • Policy Evaluation Methods;
    • International Trade and FDI;
    • Economics of Emerging Markets or International Financial Markets.
  • Semester 3

    • Dissertation in Economics or Company Internship (subject to a competitive recruitment process).

In more detail...

  • The opportunity to gain valuable analytical skills.
  • An interactive and internationally diverse teaching and learning environment.
  • Enabling students to make evidence-based decisions and formulating policy recommendations.
  • The opportunity to specialise in the dissertation to match students' specific career aspirations and interests.
  • Emphasis on developing quantitative skills for evaluation of outcomes of economic policies, interventions and various events.
  • The opportunity to apply gained knowledge through workplace experience (in the internship module, subject to availability and a competitive application process).

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, workshops and practical classes. In addition, the course team will be available for advice. Furthermore, your dissertation supervisor will provide guidance on your research project.

The teaching and learning will involve innovative approaches ranging from interactive presentations, case studies, videos, interactive online activities to the usage of advanced analytical software.

If you are interested in part-time study (which is taught during the day) please contact the Part-time Admissions team on +44 (0) 24 7765 4321 or email part-time.uni@coventry.ac.uk for further information.

The course utilises a number of different assessment techniques. For example, written assessments are used to assess specific subject knowledge and the student’s ability to access relevant and valid data, whilst oral presentations and group work help assess the transferable skills that students will need in their postgraduate careers. Both formative and summative assessments are used on the course to enable students to reflect on feedback and incorporate learning into their work.

In a typical week you will normally have up to 14 hours of teaching contact with staff. In addition, you can meet with your personal tutor or lecturing staff during office hours sessions which will allow you to discuss problems or investigate further topics that interested you in a lecture.

The Centre for Global Engagement (CGE) is Coventry University’s dedicated service that supports students’ international experience. Whether you are interested in studying abroad or would like to gain some work, volunteering or teaching experience in the UK, Europe or beyond, CGE is here to make it a reality.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirement for this course is a good honours undergraduate degree (at least a minimum of second class honours or equivalent) in economics, joint degree in economics or a relevant quantitative discipline, e.g. mathematics. Other discipline areas or relevant work experience may also be considered for entry on a case by case basis and an interview may be required.

The standard entry requirement for this course is a good honours undergraduate degree (at least a minimum of second class honours or equivalent) in economics, joint degree in economics or a relevant quantitative discipline, e.g. mathematics. Other discipline areas or relevant work experience may also be considered for entry on a case by case basis and an interview may be required.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

The standard entry requirement for this course is a good honours undergraduate degree (at least a minimum of second class honours or equivalent) in economics, joint degree in economics or a relevant quantitative discipline, e.g. mathematics. Other discipline areas or relevant work experience may also be considered for entry on a case by case basis and an interview may be required.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£10,650 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£10,650 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£15,050 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

Successful completion of this specialist course can help prepare students for careers as market analysts, government economists, senior managers within multinational corporations, economic consultants, data analysts and policy advisers, just to name a few. They will also be able to pursue a PhD study in economics or related disciplines.

The nature of specialist knowledge, technical, analytical and transferable skills developed during the programme, and the opportunity to specialise in the dissertation to match specific career aspirations will produce highly employable experts in economic analysis with working understanding of concepts applicable to various institutions and fields.


Work Placements

Students have the option (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria, and subject to availability) of enrolling on the internship programme which normally lasts between 8–12 weeks and provides students with an opportunity to undertake a workplace project on behalf of an organisation. Coventry University works closely with companies across the UK and Europe to offer a wide variety of internships.

Eligibility - students must successfully meet the following assessment criteria:

  • Academic: successfully complete all Semester 1 modules including research methods at the first attempt;
  • CV shortlisting: submit a CV, which will be used for competitive short listing by the internship panel;
  • Presentation: prepare and successfully deliver a formal presentation;
  • Interview: interview with the university internship panel.
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.