The objective of this course is to provide well-qualified graduates in Economics and related disciplines ( for example Business, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics , Engineering and Physics) with the training required to enter PhD programmes in Economics or to work as Economists in government or private sector organisations.
The course can be conducted on a full-time (one year) or a part-time basis (two years). The course is for ten months duration, on a full-time basis, with two weeks of preliminary training in mathematics and statistics prior to commencment of the MSc. The preliminary course commences in early September and the M.Sc. concludes by the following June. The course can also be undertaken on a part-time basis over two years. The preliminary course in mathematics and statistics must be completed prior to being allowed onto the programme register.
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Candidates should normally hold at least an upper second class honors degree that has a significant quantitative component. Applications are expected from candidates with single or joint honors Economics degrees, Business or B.Comm. degrees with economics options in their final year, or Mathematics, Physics or Engineering graduates.
Candidates from other backgrounds may be considered if they can provide evidence of their mathematical ability, for example, specific courses completed, GRE, references etc.
An intake of 25-30 students is expected each year.
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