The University of Edinburgh offers an MSc in Economics / Economics (Finance) - Scottish Graduate Programme that provides you with a high-quality and thorough training in economics. The MSc is technical and highly focused on theory and uses a lot of Maths.
The programme lasts one year (or two years if taken part time) and leads to the award of MSc Economics, MSc Economics (Finance), or MSc Economics (Econometrics).
The University of Edinburgh's MSc programmes are research oriented and primarily act as a pathway into PhD study or a career as a professional economist. The programmes are recognised by the UK's Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) as a route to a PhD in Economics.
They offer a research-oriented MSc that provides you with a high-quality and thorough training in economics and econometrics.
The programme is challenging, uses a lot of mathematics and statistics, is technical and highly focused on analytical theory.
The masters programme is taught in Edinburgh and awarded by the University of Edinburgh, but is part of a unique collaborative venture that combines the teaching expertise of eight Scottish universities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Stirling and Strathclyde.
The University of Edinburgh's graduates have found employment in a wide variety of private and public organisations in the UK and abroad including in financial services, with the civil service (in the UK the Government Economic Service and the Department for International Development), and as economists with overseas development agencies and international institutions, and as research economists with journals and media agencies.
The University of Edinburgh's MSc programmes are research oriented and primarily act as a pathway into PhD study, and are the only Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised pathway to PhD Economics study in Scotland.
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.
There are six compulsory core courses, comprising two each in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
Students taking the MSc in Economics (Finance) must take three of the following:
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 master’s programme at which the student progresses from structured coursework to independent study.
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