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Department of Economics Programme Catalogue 2022/23

THES-AFM12: MSc Applied Economics

Leading to the award of:

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Assessment Regulations
Applicable assessment regulations:
Applicable NFAAR appendices:
Appendix 11
Approved exemptions:
DAPS and exit awards:
THES-AFL12: PG Dip Applied Economics
THES-AFC12: PG Cert Applied Economics
Programme progression requirement:
Total taught and dissertation/project credits:
Taught credits: 60; Project credits: 30

Please consult your programme handbook or contact your Director of Studies for further information on assessment regulations

Year 1

Semester 1: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
ES50112 Applied econometrics 6 Credits
ES50113 Applied macroeconomics 6 Credits
ES50114 Applied microeconomics 6 Credits
Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
ES50115 Applied research methods 6 Credits
ES50116 Strategic decision making & games 6 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Optional Units: Select 5 units from the following list:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
ES50059 Environmental & resource economics 6 Credits
ES50076 Economics of financial institutions 6 Credits
ES50078 International monetary policy & institutions 6 Credits
ES50117 Applied behavioural economics 6 Credits
ES50118 Applied behavioural finance 6 Credits
ES50119 Applied financial economics 6 Credits
ES50120 Economics of politics 6 Credits
ES50121 Experimental economics 6 Credits
ES50122 Financial markets 6 Credits
ES50125 Public policy analysis 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
ES50064 Economics: Masters dissertation 30 Credits
ES50142 Applied economics: policy brief 30 Credits


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  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
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