Hicham El Kaissi chose to study MSc Economics at the University of Reading, and enjoyed the full postgraduate experience: a vibrant community, comprehensive training and learning from experts.
Working in the Computational Unit in the Research Department at the Central Bank of Morocco, Hicham was eager to take his knowledge of maths and economics further with a master’s degree in order to understand the functioning of the Moroccan economy better. It did not take him long to realise Economics at Reading was the place for him.
"The course offers compulsory modules in advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics and a wide range of optional modules to suit your interests. You can also opt for an optional Capstone Project module which is a great opportunity to do a project placement with an external organisation."
Research-led teaching in the Department was also another drawing factor for Hicham.
"I did some research on the teaching faculty at Reading and I really liked their diverse areas of research and how it fed into their teaching. I found the Department to be a perfect match for my studies."