MA Economics with Management Science
UCAS code: L1N2
Duration: 4 years
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Introducing MA Economics with Management Science
This programme combines the study of economics with fundamental management science modelling techniques and applications, such as:
- linear programming
- stochastic modelling
- supply chain management
- queueing systems
The programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of both subjects. This will be relevant if you want to pursue a technical career in areas such as business or financial analysis and insurance, or if you want to proceed to graduate study of economics or management science.
You will study:
- Economics 1
- two further courses
You will study:
- 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.
You will study:
- 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.
You will complete an economics honours dissertation.
You will also study:
- either Mathematical Programming in Advanced Analytics or Decision Analytics
- one business studies honours course
- two economics honours courses
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on 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.
Teaching takes place across the Central Area campus. You will have access to all the University’s libraries and computer labs.
The School of Economics exchange programme offers opportunities to study in:
- the USA
The University's exchange programmes are spread all over the world.
How will I learn?
Courses are taught through a combination of:
- 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:
- problem sets
- project reports
In Year 4, you will complete an honours dissertation.
Our graduates are highly regarded by employers.
The skills you develop will equip you for careers in areas such as:
- 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 (achievement by end of S5 preferred). BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S5.
- A Levels: A*AA.
- IB: 39 points with 666 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.
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).
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
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.
We welcome applications from mature students and accept a range of qualifications.
Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
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
- GCSE at C or 4
- Level 2 Certificate at 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: total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
- TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
- C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 176 with at least 162 in each component.
- Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components.
- PTE Academic: total 62 with at least 54 in each component.
(Revised 29 August 2023 to remove PTE Academic Online)
We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests.
Unless you are a national of a majority English speaking country, your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start of the month in which the degree you are applying to study begins. If you are using an IELTS, PTE Academic, TOEFL or Trinity ISE test, it must be no more than two years old on the first of the month in which the degree begins, regardless of your nationality.
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It is one of many sources of information which will enable you to make an informed decision on what and where to study.
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Textbooks are required, which cost about £100.
For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.
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