Workload details across the four years of the economics degree
During your first and second year, you will have between six and nine lectures and three tutorials every week.
In your final two years, you will have several weekly teaching sessions, although they depend upon the options you choose.
We value independent study very highly at Edinburgh, so we expect you to spend considerable time outside of your lectures and tutorials completing secondary reading and research.
|09:00||EconPals||Independent study: Economic History|
|10:00||Intro to Politics & International Relations||Intro to Politics & International Relations||Economics Helpdesk|
|11:10||Independent study: list goals for week ahead||Independent study: reading for Econ1 Lecture||Economics Helpdesk||Independent study: Preparation for tutorial||EconPals|
|12:10||Independent study: reading for Economic History Lecture||Economics 1 Tutorial||Independent study: reading for Econ1 Lecture|
|14:00||Economic History Lecture||Independent study: reading for Econ1 Lectures||Economic History Lecture|
|15:00||EconPals||Independent study: reading for Econ1 Lectures||Independent study: review goals|
|16:10||Economics Helpdesk||Economics 1 Lecture||Economics 1 Lecture||Economics 1 Lecture|
Your work will be assessed through essays, projects and class examinations depending upon which courses you choose. You will often work in small groups to complete projects and to prepare presentations.
There will be degree examinations in April/May.
Information for current students
The Current Students area of our website has information about getting help and advice as well as how to change degree, how to report Special Circumstances etc. It may be of interest to you.
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