UCAS code: L1N3
Duration: 4 years
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
There are obvious synergies between economics and finance. In addition to covering the core of the economics programme, this programme will introduce the basic principles of finance and move onto more advanced topics such as investments and securities and corporate finance. The programme provides an excellent background for students who want to pursue a career in finance.
Economics 1; Introduction to Financial Markets; and two further courses.
Economics 2; Statistical Methods for Economics; Introduction to Corporate Finance; Applications of Finance; and one further course.
Topics in Microeconomics; Essentials of Econometrics; Investment and Securities Market; Topics in Macroeconomics; Applications of Econometrics; and one economics or finance honours option course.
Economics honours dissertation; Corporate Finance; two economics options and one finance honours option course.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
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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 Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, Argentina, Mexico and within Europe (Erasmus).
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and web-based learning.
The MathsBase and Economics Help Desk offer students help and support throughout their programme.
You will be assessed by exams, coursework, project reports and presentations. In your fourth year you will complete an honours dissertation.
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.
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Our graduates are highly regarded by employers.
The skills you learn during your programme will equip you for careers in accountancy, business, management and consultancy, or for work in aid agencies, not-for-profit organisations or government departments.
Many previous graduates have entered the finance sector and some large financial firms actively recruit Edinburgh graduates.
The typical offer is likely to be:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
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.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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