Taught course

Economics (MSc)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Economics and Finance
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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 is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the University of St Andrews' School of Economics and Finance.

Highlights

  • 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.

Teaching format

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.

Modules

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

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500 Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgsececon@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2439