The MSc in Economic Management and Policy
The Open Learning MSc in Economic Management and Policy is identical in terms of its structure and components to its full-time and part-time counterparts. A few of its key features are listed below.
Four "core" classes make up the first stage of the masters programme (and lead to the Certificate in EMP): Microeconomic Management and Policy; Macroeconomic Environment; Data Handling and Analysis; Integrative Economics.
In the next stage four elective classes are taken, leading to the Diploma award. A very wide range of elective classes is available. You may choose to specialise in one of the five pathways offered, or pursue a more general route.
Class outlines for the core
classes and electives are available.
Finally, the MSc is attained by completion of the Final Project, a substantial piece of applied economic analysis that will usually be linked to your work experience or career intentions.
Study timetable: The MSc
EMP is usually completed by Open Learning in
thirty months. However, if your other commitments
change, you may elect to spread your study
over three years (or longer if necessary). Here
is the timetable in spreadsheet form.
The first year is largely taken up with study
of the 4 core classes. Four electives are taken
in the second year, followed by work on the
An important part of the learning process involves problem solving and report writing, sharing ideas with fellow participants using the Moodle VLE. Each class is actively tutor-supported for 13 weeks (for core classes) and 8 weeks (elective classes). There are major learning advantages in individuals studying more-or-less contemporaneously. You can discuss problems with other students online, compare solutions and share ideas. Tutors can provide maximum input to the learning process in this way.
A Prospectus for the MSc Economic Management and Policy Programme is available. Alternatively, a copy can be posted to you on request by emailing the Programme Administrator at email@example.com.