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Economic policy and international trade MSc de Royal Universities

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The Economic Policy and International Trade MSc applies theoretical concepts in economics to the analysis of practical problems, evaluation of policy outcomes and market efficiency in the real-world context. The course aims to assist in the development of highly qualified and skilled economists with a range of analytical and technical skills who are equipped to cope with the challenges and complexities of the modern world. The key competencies students will have the opportunity to develop include skills in critical analysis, collecting and utilising information for decision making and usage of statistical software packages.


The programme recognises the changes ongoing in the global as well as national economies, including the emergence of new trading powers, increasing importance of analytical skills and evidence-based policies. The course strongly relies on the research-led teaching which allows students to analyse these issues using the current knowledge and techniques.

The team of academic staff teaching on this course are a blend of highly qualified economists with various professional and research interests. They have rich experience from a wide range of institutions and distinctive international backgrounds which add to the international student experience. Each team member contributes their expertise and strengths into the teaching and learning context.

Some of the course&rsquo,s features are:

the opportunity to gain valuable analytical skills,

emphasis on developing quantitative skills for evaluation of outcomes of economic policies, interventions and various events,

enabling students to make evidence-based decisions and formulating policy recommendations,

the opportunity to apply gained knowledge through workplace experience (in the internship module, subject to availability and a competitive application process),

the opportunity to specialise in the dissertation to match students', specific career aspirations and interests,

an interactive and internationally diverse teaching and learning environment.


This course is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments in economics, the world economy and the needs of private and public sectors, so the course content may be different to that stated here. Students enrolled on the course are expected to complete the following modules:

Semester 1

Microeconomic Policy,

International Macroeconomics,

Quantitative Methods,

Market Efficiency and Government Regulation.

Global Professional Practice (to be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2)

Semester 2


Policy Evaluation Methods,

International Trade and FDI,

Economics of Emerging Markets or International Financial Markets.

Semester 3

Dissertation in Economics or Company Internship (subject to a competitive recruitment process).

As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI.

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Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, workshops and practical classes. In addition, the course team will be available for advice. Furthermore, your dissertation supervisor will provide guidance on your research project.

The teaching and learning will involve innovative approaches ranging from interactive presentations, case studies, videos, interactive online activities to the usage of advanced analytical software.


The course utilises a number of different assessment techniques. For example, written assessments are used to assess specific subject knowledge and the student&rsquo,s ability to access relevant and valid data, whilst oral presentations and group work help assess the transferable skills that students will need in their postgraduate careers. Both formative and summative assessments are used on the course to enable students to reflect on feedback and incorporate learning into their work.


In a typical week you will normally have up to 14 hours of teaching contact with staff. In addition, you can meet with your personal tutor or lecturing staff during office hours sessions which will allow you to discuss problems or investigate further topics that interested you in a lecture.
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