Duration 7 weeks of which 6 weeks are Distance Learning and 1 week is residential.
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.
Students who satisfactorily complete the coursework both residential and 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.
If you do not require pre-sessional summer accommodation you must inform Accommodation Services via email: email@example.com before your arrival.
You will not be given a choice of room type or location for your pre-sessional accommodation. All students on the same course will be allocated to the same type of accommodation.
You will be accommodated in university accommodation from the day before your course starts until 9am the date after your course ends.
If you wish to live in a University residence during your Postgraduate course, you can apply online as soon as you accept an unconditional or conditional course place at the University.
Specific questions regarding accommodation should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (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. 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
From the 3rd August to the 11th September you will take the course via distance learning using The VLE (Virtual learning Environment) You will gain access to this on the 3rd August.
This is very unlikely if you engage with the course.
Our success rate is 98% but it means you have to study during both components the distance learning and the Residential part of the course.
Distance learning requires self-discipline and although it is flexible you can work at the time that suits you best you still have to log in and do the work required week by week.
During the residential version, you will also be asked to do homework and prepare for the assessment.
There are two assessments, both during the residential week.
1. For the quantitative module, it is open book and the pass mark is 50 out of 100 points.
2. For the economics module, there is a multiple choice quiz.
If you don’t pass we will encourage you not to take the MSc as we don’t think you will be successful, but it is indeed very unlikely if you engage with the course.
No you can be anywhere in the world provided you have good internet connection.
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