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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Economics provides advanced, rigorous training in essential elements of economics - microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics - plus a range of specialist options covering theoretical and empirical approaches that reflect the interests of the staff in the School.

Course information

The MSc in Economics is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Economics and Finance.

Highlights

  • You will learn the theoretical and empirical tools required to understand the increasingly complex and rapidly changing economy.
  • Small group teaching allows a high level of student-teacher interaction, encouraging a warm and friendly learning environment.
  • Supplementary lectures in mathematical and statistical methods are available at the beginning of the course.
  • In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework exercise, the School was ranked joint tenth in the UK and second in Scotland on the basis of the quality of its research publications, with over 80% of the research publications being classified as internationally excellent or world-leading.
  • The programme focus is to provide a self-contained, rigorous but relevant learning experience that prepares you either to start employment at a senior level in a wide variety of economics-related activities, or to pursue further research.

Teaching format

The programme consists of traditional lectures, as well as tutorials, seminars and computer lab work in small groups. Courses are assessed both continuously and with end-of-semester exams.

You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice which is relevant and appropriate to the MSc.

Careers

There is a long-standing tradition of Economics graduates working in a wide variety of challenging and rewarding posts including:

  • academia
  • banking
  • commerce
  • diplomatic service
  • economics
  • finance
  • government
  • industry
  • insurance.

They work in the UK, Europe, and North America, and more frequently in locations such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,370per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 80 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    221 100%

    1st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    23rd

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    10th

    5

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