You will take courses to the value of four full units, made up of compulsory and optional courses. You will take compulsory courses to the value of three units, including a dissertation, and optional courses to the value of one unit.
(* denotes a half unit)
Jobs, Poverty and Local Economic Development*
Focuses on both the theoretical underpinnings and practical implementation of specific local economic development policies.
The Economics of Local and Regional Developments*
Provides students with an in-depth understanding of the macro and meso-level determinants of regional and local economic development and of the policies influencing these drivers.
Regional Development and Policy*
Deals with the management and institutions of local and regional economic development.
Local Capacity and Economic Development Policy*
This course is aimed at understanding the micro foundations of local economic development, that is the determinants and effects of the behaviour, strategies and choices of key economic actors: local firms, both small and large, multinational enterprises, universities and other education and research organisations, government bodies, NGOs, local communities, etc.
An independent research project of 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice.
Courses to the value of one unit from a range of options.
If you are planning to apply for a PhD within the Department, please be advised that you need to take some methods training as part of the MSc. Contact your MSc programme director and the Director of Graduate Studies to discuss this requirement.
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the updated graduate course and programme information page.