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Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree classification from a recognised UK university in Economics or a 2.1 joint Honours in Economics and another subject that includes substantial training in mathematics, statistics, microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

This 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.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,900
International students
£20,370

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Economics
Email
econpgtapps@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2439