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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    SOAS, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The programme offers training in the understanding and critical evaluation of economic policy issues, design and solutions, their foundation in the evolution of economic theory and methods, as well as critical discussion of the application of policy design to real-world problems without requiring a first degree in Economics for enrolment. It offers distinct core modules that enables students to engage with debates in Economic theory and policy in advanced as well as developing regions. It also provides a programme structure that develop qualitative and quantitative research capabilities.

Who is this programme for?:

Anyone with a strong interest and need in gaining a thorough academic foundation in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of economics and economic policies. Such professionals (whether working in the public, private or NGO sectors of society) place high value on obtaining degrees based in economics departments and require a programme designed to take them up a steep learning curve that also remains oriented towards their primary focus on understanding current issues in economic policy.

This programme can be attractive to graduate students from other disciplinary backgrounds wishing to further their understanding of economic policy issues and debates through systematic academic study.

Teaching & Learning

The MA Economic Policy consists of six core modules and one optional modules, each worth 15 credits. Two of the core modules cover economic theory and analysis, one of the core modules covers research methods, while the two other core modules give training in statistics. In addition, the MA Research Project in Economic policy accounts for 60 credits.

The modules are taught in seminar groups and lectures. The degrees is awarded on the basis of assessed coursework, examinations and the dissertation.

The MA is taught over a period of twelve months of full-time study withing a structured programme. In case of part-time study, the degree will be taught over two or three years.

For a two year study, four modules are studied each year, with the dissertation normally being completed in the second year, while the number of modules taken is decided in consultation with the programme convenor for a three year study.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

SOAS University of London

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Camden, WC1H 0XG, England

SOAS is one of the leading centres for international foundation and pre-master's study in the UK, bringing 35 years' expertise to innovative programmes.
The programmes allow students to create their own pathway to a degree by combining options from social sciences, humanities and business/economics.
SOAS is one of the UK's most international universities, with around half of SOAS' students coming from outside the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 78 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    159 71%

    20th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    61st

    13

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