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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS

Code:
 D049

Credits:
 120
 
Publication date:
 18/06/2011

Title:
 Master (ECTS)
 
Fee:
 46,20
 Créditos en 1ª matrícula
 

FIELD OF STUDY

Social and Legal Sciences

SYLLABUS

UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Face-to-face

LANGUAGE / S THAT IS OFFERED

English

CENTRES WHERE IT IS TAUGHT

Faculty of Economics and Business

PROGRAMME JOINTLY SHARED WITH

Only taught at this university

EXAMINATION DATES

Enter the list of examination dates for this graduate programme.

SYLLABUS OFFERED

 

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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS
75 credits
 
Year
Title
Credits
Subject
45 credits
 
Year
Title
Credits
Subject
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Once this block is approved, you get
MASTER'S DEGREE IN QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS

 

OBJECTIVES

The main objective of this Master’s degree is to provide students with an education in advanced economics, thus enabling them to undertake research in this field. More specifically, the aim is to locate students at the cutting edge of research in various areas of Economics so that, upon completion of the course, they are equipped to undertake their doctoral thesis successfully.

Students that complete the Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics should have in-depth knowledge of the latest advanced concepts and methodologies in the field, enabling them to analyse complex economic problems and apply a conceptual framework to the specific circumstances of economic agents, including individuals, businesses and institutions. This knowledge must necessarily include quantitative tools in mathematics, statistics and econometrics, hence the special emphasis on teaching quantitative methods.

The course programme should equip Economics graduates that complete the Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics to pursue an academic or professional career. The generic and specific competencies developed on the Master’s course incorporate recommendations from the Tuning Project (Tuning Educational Structures in Europe. Universities’ contribution to the Bologna process, 2006). Particular attention has also been paid to the “Subject Benchmark Statements. Economics from the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

COMPETENCES


General Competences (CG)

  • CG1:Capacity to carry out research work.
  • CG2:Capacity to find data (natural and experimental) and analyse it.
  • CG3:Capacity to apply economic theory to represent real situations.
  • CG4:Capacity for teamwork.
  • CG5:Capacity for self-learning.
  • CG6:Ethical commitment and social responsibility at work, respecting the environment, being aware and understanding the importance of respect for fundamental rights, equal opportunities for men and women, universal accessibility for the disabled and respect for the values of a peaceful, democratic society.
  • CG7:Analyse problems using critical reasoning, without prejudice and with precision and rigor.
  • CG8:Capacity for synthesis.

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1:Capacity to read Economic research articles in a reasoned fashion and evaluate them critically, understand their essential contributions and weaknesses.
  • CE2:Capacity to understand how the technical problems faced by authors of research articles have been resolved in each case.
  • CE3:Capacity to test theorems and propositions.
  • CE4:Capacity to understand and reproduce empirical analyses and simulation experiments on which the conclusions of research articles written by other authors are based.
  • CE5:Capacity to present important economic problems precisely and respond adequately to said problems by using the techniques learnt on the different courses, using theoretical and empirical analyses or simulations if necessary.
  • CE6:Ability to write a research report or article describing the problem dealt with, analysing previous literature on the subject, clearly presenting the solution obtained for the problem and synthesising the conclusions of the work.

 

MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE CREDITS AND SUBJECT GROUPS

 

Subject type

Credits

Compulsory (OB)

65

Optional (OP) 

45

Master’s final project (OB)

10

TOTAL CREDITS

120

 

 

DISTRIBUTION OF SUBJECTS BY YEAR/SEMESTER

 

FIRST YEAR

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 3

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT TYPE

ECTS

MATHEMATICS

OB

6

MACROECONOMICS II

OB

6

MACROECONOMICS III

OB

6

MACROECONOMICS I

OB

6

ECONOMETRICS I

OB

6

ECONOMETRICS II

OB

6

STATISTICS

OB

6

MICROECONOMICS II

OB

6

MICROECONOMICS III

OB

6

MICROECONOMICS I

OB

6







 

SECOND YEAR

TRIMESTER 4

TRIMESTER 5 and 6

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

OB

5

MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT

OB

10

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS(1)

 

(1) Optional courses: Each year, up to 18 optional subjects will be offered from the list of modules below. All optional subjects are worth 5 ECTS credits. The specific subjects offered each year will depend on student preferences and on the availability of internal and external teachers that year in the Foundations of Economic Analysis Department. Students must choose nine optional subjects, and are advised to take three per term.

 

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS GROUPED BY MODULES

MODULE

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

ADVANCED ECONOMIC THEORY

GAME THEORY

OP

5

CONTRACT THEORY

OP

5

AUCTIONS AND MARKET DESIGN

OP

5

   ADVANCED ISSUES IN ECONOMIC THEORY

OP

5

BEHAVIOURAL, EXPERIMENTAL AND NETWORK ECONOMICS

BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS

OP

5

EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS

OP

5

SOCIAL NETWORKS

OP

5

ADVANCED ISSUES IN BEHAVIOURAL, EXPERIMENTAL AND NETWORK ECONOMICS

OP

5

INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION

INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION I

OP

5

INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION II

OP

5

ADVANCED ISSUES IN INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION

OP

5

PUBLIC AND POLITICAL ECONOMICS

PUBLIC ECONOMICS I

OP

5

PUBLIC ECONOMICS II

OP

5

POLITICAL ECONOMICS

OP

5

LABOUR ECONOMICS

LABOUR ECONOMICS I

OP

5

LABOUR ECONOMICS II

OP

5

SUBJECTS ADVANCED IN LABOUR ECONOMY

OP

5

DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

MICROECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

OP

5

  MACROECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

OP

5

ADVANCED ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

OP

5

INTERNATIONAL, REGIONAL AND URBAN ECONOMICS

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS I

OP

5

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS II

OP

5

REGIONAL AND URBAN ECONOMICS

OP

5

ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS

ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS I

OP

5

ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS II

OP

5

MACROECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

OP

5

MACROECONOMICS AND MONETARY POLICY

OP

5

ADVANCED ISSUES IN MACROECONOMICS

OP

5

ECONOMETRICS

TIME SERIES

OP

5

MACROECONOMETRICS

OP

5

MICROECONOMETRICS

OP

5

ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS

OP

5

ADVANCED ISSUES IN ECONOMETRICS

OP

5

 

 

GENERAL COURSE PROGRAMME 

 

The Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics consists of 120 ECTS credits to be taken over two academic years. In the first year, students take ten compulsory subjects worth 6 ECTS credits each. In the second year, students take a compulsory subject, Introduction to Research into Economics, worth 5 ECTS credits, and choose another nine optional subjects, all worth 5 credits each. They must also complete the Final Master’s Project, which is worth 10 ECTS credits.

The Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics is divided into terms. Each term lasts 12 weeks, except for the first term of the first year, which lasts 15 weeks. During the first ten weeks of each term (13 weeks in the first term of the first year), students attend theoretical and practical classes in each subject, with final exams taken in the last two weeks of each term. In the first year, students study four compulsory subject areas: Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics. Mathematics is an important tool in Economics and the subject, worth 6 ECTS credits, will be taught in the first term. The other three subject areas taught in the first year are also worth 6 ECTS credits each, and students study one subject per term from these three areas. In the first term of the second year, students take a compulsory subject, Introduction to Research into Economics, worth 5 ECTS credits. Students in the second year also choose nine optional subjects (from at least three different modules) from the list of 18 possible subjects available. The specific subjects offered each year will depend on student preferences and on the availability of internal and external teachers that year in the Foundations of Economic Analysis Department. Finally, during the last two terms of the second year, students complete their Master’s Final Project, under the supervision of either a teacher in the Foundations of Economic Analysis Department, or one of the external teachers collaborating on the Master’s degree programme that year.

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA 

 

According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

  1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing.
  2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
  3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
  • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
  • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.

 

ADMISSION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 

 

1.- Admission Profile

This course is primarily aimed at graduates in Economics, although graduates in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Business Administration and Management, among others, are also eligible for admission.

All students whose first language is not English will be required to submit recent proof that their command of written and spoken English is sufficient to ensure that their academic progress will not be hindered by language difficulties.

In accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, an applicant’s command of English must be equivalent to:

1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): global mark of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 for each of the papers.

2. Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): mark of 580, plus 4 in the Test of Written English (TWE).

 

2.     Assessment criteria

Applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Grades obtained for previous studies, above all in subject areas related to the Master’s Degree (60%).
  • References  (30%).
  •  Other achievements, such as training courses or research related to any of the subjects areas covered by the Master’s Degree course (10%).

Students have to pre - register online and attach the following documents:.

  • Statement of purpose (or research).
  • Official transcripts from each University which conducted studies. If the original transcripts are not written in English or Spanish, must be accompanied by a translation.
  • Official academic diplomas at each University which conducted studies. If the original transcripts are not written in English or Spanish, must be accompanied by a translation.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of the Passport.

Two letters of reference must be directly sent by the letter-writers to qed@ua.es

PRE-ENROLMENT AND ENROLMENT 

 

PRE-ENROLMENT +info

Students who intend to study for an officially recognised Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

Terms of Pre-Enrolment

Frequently asked questions

 

ENROLMENT +info

Following publication of the final list of those admitted to the course, an email containing a user password will be sent to successful applicants, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:


NUMBER OF PLACES

 

COURSE NUMBER OF PLACES
2012-13 25
2013-14 25
2014-15 25
2015-16 25
2016-17 25

 

Focus

Academic and research.


Degree course specialisation profile

Introduction to economic research.

 

 

  TIMESCALE FOR IMPLEMENTATION


 

1. Timescale for implementation of the Master’s Degree course 

Academic year

Implementation of Master's degree

2010-2011

1st year

  2011-2012   2nd year


2. Procedure for equivalence recognition, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme.

Since all the compulsory and optional subjects in the new Master’s degree are identical to those of the current Official Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics, students on the existing course will obtain automatic credit equivalence recognition for the new course.

 

3. Studies being phased out and replaced by the proposed degree course: 

Official Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics

 

Information about the Centre General information for students

 

  • Faculty of Economics and Business
    Secretary Faculty (Building "Germán  Bernácer")
      Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
     Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
     San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
     Telephone:+ 34
96 590 3670/3671/3770
     Fax:+ 34 96 590 9789
     master.economiques@ua.es 
     economicas.ua.es/en/ 

 

 

Specific Information about Master

 

UA: General Regulations
 + Information about qualifications

 

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