Taught course

Economics (MSc)

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

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 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.
  • You will learn the theoretical and empirical tools required to understand the increasingly complex and rapidly changing economy.
  • Supplementary lectures in mathematical and statistical methods are available at the beginning of the course.

Teaching format

The programme consists of traditional lectures, tutorials, seminars and computer lab work in small groups. Courses are assessed both continuously and with end-of-semester exams.

You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice which is relevant and appropriate to the MSc.

Every MSc student is assigned an adviser at the beginning of the year. Your adviser will provide you with individual guidance on module choice and academic conduct.

Modules

Each compulsory module typically comprises:

  • 20 lecture contact hours
  • 10 contact hours for seminars, workshops and tutorials
  • intensive independent study
  • 40% continuous assessment
  • 60% assessment by written end-of-semester examination.

For more details about each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see our website; some elements may be subject to change for 2020 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,450
International students
EU: £9,450 Overseas: £19,400

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