About the MECON Program

         Masters in Economics (MEcon) represents the revised format of the MA in Economics course offered by the Department of Economics until 2004. This is in response to the growing demand for postgraduate studies in Economics which involve both course-work and a substantial research component, particularly for those employed in academic and professional research institutions.

MEcon is a two year programme offered in two parts. In part I, the first academic year, the student will follow four taught courses. In part II, the second academic year, students who pass Part I, will undertake a research project and write a dissertation of not less than 30,000 words, under the guidance of a supervisor who is appointed by the Department of Economics.

Objectives of the Program

         This programme aims at providing intermediate to advanced theoretical knowledge in Economics while improving students' capacity to conduct economics research, at least some of whom will proceed to Doctoral studies. This course targets those with an intermediate knowledge of economic theory and empirical issues, and wish to extend their conceptual knowledge and analytical skills to meet the demands of their professional and academic/research careers.