Months of entry
The MSc in Economics is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the University of St Andrews' School of Economics and Finance.
- 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.
- Small group teaching allows a high level of student-teacher interaction, encouraging a warm and friendly learning environment.
- The programme focus is to prepare students for jobs at a senior level in a wide range of areas: economics, finance, commerce, insurance, academia, diplomatic service and banking.
- Supplementary lectures in mathematical and statistical methods are available.
The programme consists of traditional lectures, tutorials, seminars and computer lab work in small groups, plus a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic relevant and appropriate to the MSc of your choice. Courses are assessed both continuously and with end-of-semester exams.
Every MSc student is assigned an adviser at the beginning of the year. Your adviser will provide you with individual guidance on essay planning and writing, module choice, dissertation topics and academic conduct.
Each module typically comprises:
- 20 lecture contact hours
- 5 contact hours including seminars, workshops and tutorials
- intensive independent study
- 50% continuous assessment
- 50% by two-hour examination.
For more details about each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue, which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary
- +44 (0)1334 46 2439