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Political Economics MA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 14/05/2020

This course is currently suspending applications. The next cohort will be September 2021. Please email pgstudy@northampton.ac.uk to register your interest.

This programme prepares students from a variety of backgrounds for a successful career in economic policy making in the public and private sectors. You will use national and global real-world problems to gain a critical understanding of the social, political and ethical dimensions of economic policy.

Course

Highlights

  • Multi-disciplinary

Additional

Information

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

Course Details

ECNM022: Applied Data Analysis

The purpose of this module is to enable you to develop a toolkit of econometric techniques so that you can model economic problems with increasing rigor by using a general-purpose statistical software package.

ECNM018: Economy, Society and Public Policy

This module provides you with a comprehensive understanding of economics in its political and social contexts that can be used to understand and engage with problem solving on a private, public and individual level.

Read more

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) overall and 5.5 in each element (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

If you are an international applicant and would like more information on applying, please visit our How to Apply page.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelors’ degree in Economics. At least 50% of your undergraduate degree must normally be made up of modules in Economics.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Applied Data Analysis (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM022
    Core Module Y
  • Economy, Society and Public Policy (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM018
    Core Module Y
  • International Political Economy (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM019
    Core Module Y
  • Public International Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAWM040
    Core Module Y
  • Pluralistic Approaches to Economics (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM017
    Core Module Y
  • Public Sector Economics (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM020
    Core Module Y
  • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM016
    Core Module Y

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Careers

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the programme, students will have the skills, knowledge and contacts to further progress their careers in a number of sectors, including Government, Policy-making, Research Institutes and Data Anaylsis.

Fees & Funding

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,425

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,300

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £13,750

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

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  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

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Updated 14/05/2020

  • This course is currently suspending applications. The next cohort will be September 2021. Please email pgstudy@northampton.ac.uk to register your interest.

    This programme prepares students from a variety of backgrounds for a successful career in economic policy making in the public and private sectors. You will use national and global real-world problems to gain a critical understanding of the social, political and ethical dimensions of economic policy.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Multi-disciplinary
  • ECNM022: Applied Data Analysis

    The purpose of this module is to enable you to develop a toolkit of econometric techniques so that you can model economic problems with increasing rigor by using a general-purpose statistical software package.

    ECNM018: Economy, Society and Public Policy

    This module provides you with a comprehensive understanding of economics in its political and social contexts that can be used to understand and engage with problem solving on a private, public and individual level.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Applicants will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelors’ degree in Economics. At least 50% of your undergraduate degree must normally be made up of modules in Economics.

    For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) overall and 5.5 in each element (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    If you are an international applicant and would like more information on applying, please visit our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Applied Data Analysis (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM022
      Core Module Y
    • Economy, Society and Public Policy (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM018
      Core Module Y
    • International Political Economy (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM019
      Core Module Y
    • Public International Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAWM040
      Core Module Y
    • Pluralistic Approaches to Economics (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM017
      Core Module Y
    • Public Sector Economics (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM020
      Core Module Y
    • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM016
      Core Module Y
    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • Career Opportunities

      On successful completion of the programme, students will have the skills, knowledge and contacts to further progress their careers in a number of sectors, including Government, Policy-making, Research Institutes and Data Anaylsis.

  • 20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,425

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,300

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £13,750

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

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Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

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