The course

UCAS code
LM12
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The MA in Economics and Business Law requires no prior knowledge of the core subject areas of economics or law. The programme offers a considerable degree of flexibility, permitting students to tailor studies to meet their own interests. It provides students with skills that are necessary for an understanding of economic and legal theories, but which can also be applied in many other situations. As a result, graduates are able to embark upon successful careers in banking, finance, the civil service and a wide range of legal and management roles.

Course content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introductory Maths

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Elective

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 26%
  • Independent study: 74%

Assessment

  • Written: 60%
  • Practical: 6%
  • Coursework: 34%
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Intermediate Economics 1: Theory & Techniques (30 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Commercial Law

Semester 2

  • Intermediate economics 2
  • Business entities
  • Statistical techniques
  • Elective

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 26%
  • Independent study: 74%

Assessment

  • Written: 65%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 35%
Year 3

Semester 1

  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Advanced Economics 1

Semester 2

  • Econometrics Project
  • Advanced Economics 2

Across both semesters

  • One Business Law option
  • Three electives

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 51%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 49%
Year 4

Semester 1

  • Advanced Economic Policy 1

Semester 2

  • Advanced Economic Policy 2

Across both semesters

  • Three Business Law options
  • One Economics option
  • Two options from Accountancy & Finance, Economics or Business Management

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 25%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 75%

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