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Mathematical Economics and Econometrics MSc

Mathematical Economics and Econometrics MSc

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | 01-AUG-21

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Econometrics Mathematics (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The Masters in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics enables students who have a strong quantitative background in subjects such as mathematics, physics, engineering and computer science, to acquire a Masters level understanding of economics.

It is an intensive programme providing a thorough grounding in the latest research methods in economics and econometrics. Our programme will prepare you for undertaking a career as a professional economist. It may also be of interest to those planning to enter an international PhD programme.

Learning outcomes

You will gain a knowledge and understanding of topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics at an advanced level. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of key economic and social issues, as well as principles and models required to proceed to a career as a professional economist in the private or public sector.

Ability to apply knowledge of advanced economics as well as relevant mathematical and statistical techniques to evaluate recent research and issues at the forefront of the discipline. As a graduate, you will also be well equipped to progress to a research degree.

Career opportunities

Opportunities include working for the Government - for example the Government Economic Service within the Scottish Government. There are also opportunities to work as an economist within a financial organisation and to work with international organisations.


The aim of this module is to introduce you to the theoretical analysis of growth and income differences, consumption behaviour, labour markets and unemployment. By the end of the course you should be able to outline and manipulate a number of popular theoretical models, derive and analyse the relevant policy conclusions implied by them, and refer to the available evidence.

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Entry requirements

A UK first-class honours degree or its international equivalent, in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics, engineering, actuarial science, computer science, or a joint degree in economics and one of these subjects. Your degree must have included a course with content on probability. Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.

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