Taught course

Finance and Economics

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

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Entry requirements

A strong 2.1 Honours degree from a recognised UK university in Economics, Finance with a significant Economics component, or a 2.1 joint Honours in Economics and another subject that includes substantial training in microeconomics, macroeconometrics and econometrics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Finance and Economics provides advanced training in the theoretical tools and empirical techniques for economics and finance, preparing students for a professional career in international banking, the finance industry and governmental agencies.

This is a one-year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Economics and Finance.

Highlights

  • 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 or finance-related activities, or to pursue further research.
  • Advanced training in essential elements of an Economics Masters degree (macroeconomics or microeconomics) is combined with essential training in finance (investment analysis, corporate finance), supplemented by a wide variety of applications.
  • 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 aims to prepare students for jobs at a senior level in a wide range of areas: economics, finance, commerce, insurance, academia, diplomatic service and banking.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,990
International students
£24,240

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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