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- analyse and interpret economic data and critically evaluate existing research
- apply economic concepts to specific economic and policy questions, focusing in particular on the area of business or policy that most interests you
- design and undertake independent research projects
Applied EconomicsUniversity of Bath
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Location: University of Bath
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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Gain a strong grounding in advanced economics, and take your knowledge an important step further by applying it to the field that most interests you.Our MSc Applied Economics and MSc Applied Economics with Banking and Financial Markets provide rigorous training in all the main aspects of economics. We are one of the only universities in the UK offering this level of specialisation on this type of master's.Starting with a comprehensive refresher course in essential maths and economics skills, you will go on to receive advanced training in the analysis of problems in applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and strategic decision-making.Most importantly, you will then have the opportunity to tailor the course to the area of business or policy you are most interested in, giving you additional expertise and a head start when seeking work in that field.You will develop your knowledge of quantitative methods beyond undergraduate level and gain the mathematical, statistical and econometric skills to carry out quantitative analyses of applied economics problems.You will consolidate your research skills further during the dissertation, which you will work on over the summer under the supervision of one of our experienced lecturers. The research training you receive will prepare you well for going into research positions in a government or commercial context.By the end of the course you will be able to:
You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. We welcome applications from those with a 2:2 honours degree (or its international equivalent) in subjects with a high level of economics content. To apply for this course, you must have an undergraduate degree in a social science or business-related discipline such as business administration, finance, accounting, international trade, banking, financial management, public finance or politics. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree. If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
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When attending the university from outside the UK, there is a variety of help and assistance available to students. This starts from the application process and goes right through the time spent at the university. There is practical help including how to accept the offer to attend the university and organising legal paperwork such as visas and immigration papers. There is also help with English language skills for those who donâ€™t speak the language and an international induction program to assist with integration within the city and area. There is even help with accommodation eligibility and student funding where needed as well as an airport collection service. The Student Union is recognised as one of the top organisations of its kind in the country and runs over 100 clubs from sports to arts, cultural and interest to faith societies. Notable among these are the Bath RAG, which raises money for local charities; the Arts Society that includes theatre, musicals, dance and other performance arts and three student media outlets. Sport plays a very important part of student life at the university and the sports are organised by TeamBath. It has one of the best sports facilities in the UK spread over three locations with two on Claverton Down and the third a few miles away in Combe Down. Facilities rank from fitness suites, squash courts, athletics tracks, basketball and badminton courts as well as centres for sports medicine and science.