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Economics

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
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19380 GBP/year
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Providing a basis for a variety of careers in business, government and academia, this Economics course at Birkbeck, University of London is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. 

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Overview

The Economics  course at Birkbeck, University of London  provides a grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques:

  • looking at the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems
  • familiarising you with advanced concepts and techniques used in economic analysis, and enabling you to access and evaluate current research output in academic journals and in the public and commercial domain
  • providing you with the ability to use methods of economic analysis and related techniques in practical and professional contexts
  • examining the issues behind current controversies in economics and finance
  • training you in quantitative skills
  • requiring you to combine your theoretical and quantitative understanding in an original piece of applied work.

This course is demanding and challenging. We expect you to be competent in intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, multivariable calculus, linear algebra and statistics and to understand the basic concepts in economics, so we can focus on developing your ability to do original applied work using advanced methods. You will learn to express original ideas in academic papers and to test them with the use of econometrics (covering linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations). Techniques will be illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.

Prospective students without the necessary prerequisites should apply for our Graduate Diploma in Economics, as it prepares you for the MSc.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include economist, financial risk analyst, statistician, or management consultant. This degree can also be useful in becoming an actuary, Civil Service fast streamer, or local government officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Advanced Econometrics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject, or the Birkbeck Graduate Diploma in Economics.
  • Non-EU students are encouraged to submit GRE or GMAT results. In some cases, the admissions tutor may request these results in order to make a decision on your application. In that case, you should upload your score report to the online application system as if it were an additional transcript page.
  • Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital.

Tuition Fee

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    13320 GBP/year
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Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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