Economics MA

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Economics MA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    Economics is a fast moving and extremely lucrative field for those interested in pursuing a career in the private sector. Many such career pathways are available, often involving some degree of applied economic modelling and market prediction. Similar roles are available in the public sector, as are roles in teaching or economic policy. There are many not for profit options as well.

    McGill University’s MA in Economics is attended by students from all over the world. In addition to teaching, members of the faculty conduct a great deal of economic research, including sub-fields like natural resources, economic development and empirical microeconomics. Many of these faculty have been recognised nationally or internationally, including two Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

    You’ll explore a wide range of subjects in this program, including econometrics, Macroeconomics, microeconomics, economic development, advanced theories in economics, economic development, financial econometrics, health economics, industrial organization, international economics, labour economics, mathematical economics and monetary economics.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over several years of full time study.

    A typical course load represents 18 credits of research project modules, all four required modules (representing 9 credits in total), and 18 credits of optional or ‘complimentary’ modules. Modules not listed but offered at the 500, 600 or 700 level may be substituted, provided they match the student’s declared area of study.

    Research modules will primarily focus on preparatory work for the M. A. Thesis Research Report. The Research Report itself must properly demonstrate the student’s ability to produce graduate level work independently, and is typically around 50 pages in length.

    Research Report Modules Include:

    • Research 1
    • Research 2
    • A. Report 1
    • A. Report 2
    • A. Report 3
    • A. Report 4

    Required Modules Include:

    • Macroeconomic Theory 1
    • Microeconomic Theory 1
    • Research Methods in Economics

    Optional Modules Include:

    • Econometrics D1
    • Econometrics D2
    • Quantitative Methods

    Learning And Teaching

    McGill University’s MA I Economics is a heavily research-oriented program, with an emphasis on imparting the academic and technical skills you’ll need to do meaningful work in the field, either on the academic or commercial levels.

    Opportunities to access study support will be presented. These will include the development of your professional writing and research skills. You will also take part in site visits, special projects and other events and learning activities as appropriate throughout your time at university.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree is an excellent way to begin a career in a wide range of commercial, investment or banking roles. There are also research and teaching options, of course.

    No matter what career pathway you choose, you’ll have the help and support of the university’s Career Advising and Transition Services – CATS. They can help you gain professional skills and give you access to a huge network of alumni and other contacts.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in an MA degree.

    In order to apply, students must already have achieved an undergraduate degree. This need not be in Economics specifically, but must include knowledge of Statistics, Calculus and Linear Algebra.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test such as the TOEFL or IELTS.

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