The Economy, State and Society - Politics and the International Economy programme from University College London (UCL) leads to the award of a highly prestigious double degree. All students will spend their first year at UCL SSEES and their second year at a partner university of their choice.
The programme combines rigorous research methods training, discipline-based and area studies training and intensive language tuition. Students develop cultural and linguistic knowledge of Eastern and Western Europe, and acquire the skills to identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the economies, states and societies of the expanding European region.
All students will spend their first year at UCL SSEES and their second year at a partner university of their choice.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and research supervision. Assessment is by written examination, coursework and dissertation; language courses involve an oral examination.
Each 15-credit module is equivalent to 150 hours of study and a 30 credit module equivalent to 300 hours of study. Contact hours may vary depending on module choices, but full-time students will approximately have 8-10 hours of contact hours each week during term time.
Graduates of this programme are qualified to progress to doctoral research in the European area; others may advance to careers in governmental or international organisations, and may specialise in finance, commerce, analysis or consultancy. Other career destinations include diplomacy, journalism, or non-governmental organisations. Indeed, the scope of IMESS is broad and so too, correspondingly, are the post-IMESS possibilities.
Graduates of the programme have taken leadership positions in distinguished private and public sector organisations (including the IMF, EBRD, OSCE, NATO, United Nations, in risk control, banks and financial institutions, diplomacy and media, and the civil service) and many have also continued to doctoral studies. Scholarships, internship opportunities and excellent links with other universities in the region provide further benefits.
- Quantitative Methods
- Political Analysis
- Corporate Finance and Investment in Emerging Markets
- Corporate Governance
- Economic Development and Policies
- Financial Development
- Political Economy of International Business
- Public Choice-Private Interest
- The Economics of Property Rights
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesEconomics Environmental Economics & Policy Political Science View 512 other Masters in Economics in United Kingdom
- Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Applicants are usually expected to have studied one term of both microeconomics and macroeconomics in their undergraduate degree.
International20535 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20535 GBP per year during 24 months.
National11538 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11538 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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