The MSc degree runs over 12 months and consists of one and a half compulsory courses in economic history and two full-unit compulsory courses in economics, plus an essay in quantitative economic history, counting as a half unit.
The training provided through the delivery of these courses aims to increase your methodological competencies and to assist and inform your dissertation work.
You will attend the Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics (before the main teaching programme starts) in late August 2017. The course includes treatment of dynamic programming, continuous time dynamic optimisation, quadratic forms, Kuhn-Tucker theorem, and marginal and conditional probability distributions, amongst other topics.
(* denotes a half unit)
Historical Analysis of Economic Change*
Provides a basic awareness of central themes and key methodological and theoretical issues in economic history.
Topics in Quantitative Economic History
Topics are chosen to illustrate particular theoretical, quantitative or methodological issues.
Focuses on developing the basic tools for analysing problems of resource allocation used by economists working in research, government and business
Covers a wide-ranging survey of modern macroeconomics
Illustrates the techniques of empirical investigation in economics
Essay in Quantitative Economic History*
An independent research project of 6,000 words on an approved topic of your choice
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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