The course

UCAS code
LN13
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The MA in Economics and Finance does not require prior knowledge of the core disciplines of economics and finance. Study begins at an introductory level and the degree has a flexible structure to enable students to tailor their studies so that they can pursue their own interests. As a result, graduates are able to embark upon successful careers, especially in banking, finance, the civil service and a wide range of management roles, and also pursue further study in economics and related disciplines.

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
  • Financial Markets Theory

Semester 2

  • Intermediate Economics 2
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Statistical Techniques
  • Elective

Learning and teaching

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

Assessment

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

Semester 1

  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Advanced Economics 1

Semester 2

  • Econometrics Project
  • Advanced Economics 2

Across both semesters

  • One Finance option
  • Three electives

Learning and teaching

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

Assessment

  • Written: 59%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 41%
Year 4

Semester 1

  • Advanced Economic Policy 1

Semester 2

  • Advanced Economic Policy 2

Across both semesters

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

Learning and teaching

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

Assessment

  • Written: 44%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 56%

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