The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of international business or international relations and gives you considerable flexibility to choose an area of geographical specialisation. It will allow you to develop skill highly desired by employers; an ability to understand international institutions and geopolitics, as well as the analytical skills of economics. It is taught in collaboration with the School of Political, Social and International Studies, which also has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching.
This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.
You will study compulsory modules in economic concepts and econometric methods, international relations theory and international political economy. You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered by the School of Economics and School of Political, International and Social Studies.
Economics at UEA was also ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK in this area according to an independent study by econphd.net and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), 95 per cent of our research was found to be of international standing.