Please note that Summer Session registration will close on 30th April 2013 for the distance learning course and on 13th July 2013 for the residential course. Please register by the required date.
A special feature of the York graduate programme is the availability of the Summer Session for students who, in the opinion of the Graduate School, have the ability to successfully complete the one-year Masters programme, but whose background is not a first degree in economics. Such candidates may possess a relevant professional qualification, a degree in another social science, or a science or engineering degree with a high quantitative and analytical content.
The Summer Session is offered in two varieties:
The traditional and residential ESS is a 5 week course offered by the Department of Economics. The course consists of lectures and tutorials in Quantitative Module (4 weeks), Economics Module (5 weeks). Informal assessment and certificates of attendance are issued to each student. The residential ESS will commence 27th August 2013 and finish 25th September 2013.
The distance learning ESS is a 2 month distance learning course offered by the Department of Economics. The course consists of two modules: Quantitative Module (1 month), Economics Module (1 month). The distance learning ESS will start 3rd June 2013 and finish 3rd August 2013. Informal assessment and certificates of attendance are issued to each student.
Students who satisfactorily complete the coursework either residential or distance learning examinations throughout the course will be given a certificate of attendance.
For those students who have a conditional offer for our MSc programme, subject to completing the summer session, you will then be able to register for the MSc.
The Summer Session course consists of lectures and tutorials in Micro-Economics (50%), Mathematics (20%), Statistics (20%), and Macro-Economics (10%).
The course material is of a standard equivalent to the second year of the honours degree in economics taught by the Economics Department. The course is intensive; in addition to the four teaching sessions per day, students are expected to work through exercises and problem sheets.
The Summer Session is also available as a free-standing course of instruction for any graduate interested in acquiring greater knowledge of economics and quantitative techniques.
Students interested in pursuing this course are invited to contact the Department's Graduate School Office (contact details below), as each case is treated on its merits.
Economics Graduate School Office
Department of Economics and Related Studies
University of York
Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 433789
Fax: +44 (0) 1904 433759
Registration £100, Tuition £1000.
You will need to pay the non-refundable registration fee of £100 at the time of application.
You will need to complete the online registration form, which you find in the University’s Online Store, from the following link:
Select short courses, Economics and either Residential ESS or Distance Learning ESS.
Distance Learning ESS registration will close 30th April 2013; tuition fees must be paid no later than 1st June 2013.
Residential ESS registration will close 13th July 2013; tuition fees must be paid no later than 24th August 2013.
Once you have completed the online registration and paid the non-refundable £100 registration fee, you will receive confirmation of your registration by email.
Students attending the Residential ESS are eligible for university accommodation for the duration of the course. You will not need to apply for summer session accommodation; you will automatically be allocated a room upon receipt of your online registration form and £100 registration fee. For more detailed information see http://www.york.ac.uk/about/departments/support-and-admin/accommodation/new-students/postgraduates/essstudents.
A bedding pack will be provided for which there will be a charge.
Accommodation Services can only offer accommodation for the Summer Session. If you are not eligible to apply for university accommodation for your full 2013/14 programme, you will need to find something within the Private Sector. If you are eligible for university accommodation, you will receive further information on how to apply.
The Summer Session in Microeconomics and Quantitative Methods is a 5 week course offered by the Department of Economics at the University of York. The course consists of lectures and tutorials in Micro-Economics (40%), Mathematics (20%), Statistics (20%), and Macro-Economics (20%).
The course material is of a standard equivalent to the second year of the honours degree in economics taught by the Economics Department. The course is intensive; in addition to the four teaching sessions per day, students are expected to work through exercises and problem sheets. A detailed course outline is attached.
The main purpose of the course is to prepare students for entry to the various one-year MSc degrees offered by this Department. A representative intake of students will have taken degrees and qualifications for example in engineering, medicine, biology and so on.
The course is also available to any appropriately qualified individual who wishes to acquire the basic principles of micro-economic theory and statistics in the analysis of real-life economic problems.
Certificates of attendance and competence are issued to participants.
A series of topics are outlined below, each will be accompanied by a complete set of notes, exercises and where appropriate solutions to the exercises. Each topic may take more than a single lecture.
Basic Mathematical Concepts
Introduction to linear algebra
Growth and Logarithmic Functions
Discrete Random Variables
Continuous Random Variables
Correlation and Regression
Demand and Supply
Theory and Welfare Economics
The Theory of the Firm
Introduction to Game Theory
Aggregate supply and aggregate demand together (medium-run)
The open economy