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MA Economics with Management Science

UCAS code: L1N2

Duration: 4 years

Delivery: Full-time

School: Economics

College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Study abroad

Introducing MA Economics with Management Science

This programme enables you to combine the study of economics with fundamental management science modelling techniques and applications, such as linear programming, simulation, stochastic modelling, supply chain management, maintenance and queueing systems.

The programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of both subjects, which will prove particularly relevant should you wish to pursue a relatively technical career in areas such as business or financial analysis and insurance, or proceed to graduate study of economics or management science.

Year 1

Economics 1; and two further courses.

Year 2

  • Economics 2
  • Statistical Methods for Economics
  • Business Analytics and Information Systems

You will also take either Principles of Finance or Business Economics; and one further course.

Year 3

  • Topics in Microeconomics
  • Essentials of Econometrics
  • Topics in Macroeconomics
  • Applications of Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Analytics

You will also take one economics or business honours option course.

Year 4

  • Economics honours dissertation
  • Either Mathematical Programming in Advanced Analytics or Decision Analytics
  • One business studies honours course
  • Two economics honours courses

Our facilities

Teaching takes place across the Central Area campus. You will have access to all the University’s libraries and computer labs.

Study abroad

The School of Economics exchange programme offers opportunities to study in the following locations:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Argentina
  • Mexico
  • Europe

What are my options for going abroad?

How will I learn?

Courses are taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • web-based learning

Our Economics Help Desk offers help and support throughout your programme. The peer assisted learning scheme, EconPALS, aims to help first year students develop their learning and study strategies.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by exams and coursework, including:

  • problems sets
  • essays
  • project reports
  • presentations

In Year 4 you will complete an honours dissertation.

Programme details

Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.

To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.

Programme details (2021/22)

Our graduates are highly regarded by employers.

The skills you develop will equip you for careers in areas such as:

  • accountancy
  • business
  • management
  • consultancy
  • work in aid agencies
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • government departments

Many graduates have entered the finance sector and some large financial firms actively recruit Edinburgh graduates.

Standard entry requirement

The standard entry requirement is:

  • SQA Highers: AAAAA-AAAA (achievement by end of S5 preferred). BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S5.
  • A Levels: AAA - ABB.
  • IB: 37 points with 666 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.

Minimum entry requirement

The minimum entry requirement for widening access applicants is:

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S5.
  • A Levels: ABB.
  • IB: 34 points with 655 at HL.

More information for widening access applicants

Required subjects

The grades used to meet our entry requirements must include:

  • SQA: Highers: Mathematics at B. Higher Applications of Mathematics is not accepted in place of Higher Mathematics. National 5s: English at C.
  • A Levels: Mathematics at B, or AS Mathematics at A. GCSEs: English at C or 4.
  • IB: HL: Mathematics at 5. SL: English at 5 and Mathematics at 6 (if not at HL). Mathematical Studies is not accepted for any of our Economics degrees.

Find out more about entry requirements

International applicants

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements by country

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

International Foundation Programme

Mature applicants

We welcome applications from mature students and accept a range of qualifications.

Mature applicant qualifications

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.

SQA, GCSE and IB

For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 at C
  • SQA Standard Grade at 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 at A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 at C
  • GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4
  • Level 2 Certificate Grade C
  • IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry)

English language tests

We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.
  • TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition) 92 or above with 20 in each section. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component.
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components.

We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests.

English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

English language requirements

As this degree is very popular, we strongly recommend that international students apply by 15 January 2022 as we can't guarantee to consider all applications after this date.

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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for MA Economics with Management Science

Additional costs

Textbooks are required, which cost about £100.

Funding

For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.

Fees and funding

More information

How to apply

School: Economics

College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences