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We will give you a rigorous training in the core areas of economics to make you proficient in the latest analytical and quantitative techniques. You will receive a firm grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, microeconomics and macroeconomics, including their application to new economic problems.
You will join the Scottish economic community, attending various seminars and events, such as lectures given by Scottish Government economists and our residential methodology conference in Crieff. Such exposure has wide-ranging benefits, including helping guide your career choices.
The programme has five main elements: preliminary courses in mathematics and econometrics; six compulsory courses over two semesters; a residential methodology weekend; three optional courses; and a dissertation on a subject of your choice.
Pre-sessional Mathematics and Pre-sessional Econometrics.
Compulsory core courses
There are six compulsory core courses, comprising two each in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
Optional courses (Economics Student students choose three from the elecives below)
* Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics
* Advanced Topics In Microeconomics
* Advanced Microeconometrics
* Development Economics
* Development of Economic Thought & Methodology
* Economic Policy
* Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
* Experimental Economics
* Health Economics
* Industrial Organisation
* International Trade
* Topics in Economic History
Students taking the MSc in Economics (Finance) must take three of the following:
* Advanced Time Series Econometrics
* Asset Pricing
* Corporate Finance
* International Money & Finance
The core and option courses are examined in April/May 2014. After these exams, successful students write a dissertation over the summer of between 8,000 and 10,000 words, for submission in August.
With the dissertation students have the opportunity to study in depth a topic largely of their own choosing. The students themselves identify a topic and a suitable and willing supervisor (from amoung the eight Universities). It is the component of a masters programme at which the student progresses from structured coursework to independent study.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in economics or mathematics. We look for high grades from well ranked institutions in university-level courses covering introductory integration, probability theory and linear algebra.
We look for applicants to have a very strong grounding in economics or other quantitative subjects.
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