The MSc Economics and Philosophy programme provided me with an excellent training in Economics courses. I was planning to do a PhD in Economics after the MSc, so developing skills in the research methods for Economics was essential for me. At the same I was looking for an opportunity to look beyond pure techniques and to study the fundamentals of the economic science closely. Doing the course in Philosophy of Economics met my needs perfectly – it helped me to look at important issues in economic research from different perspectives, to see why some generally accepted concepts and theories not only need further elaboration, but also need justification and development of their foundations. In this way, the course was an indispensable help for my PhD studies in Economics (which I am now pursuing at Birkbeck College at the University of London), because it has given me a broader and innovative perspective on the questions I am considering in my research.