UCAS code: LG13
Duration: 4 years
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Statistical techniques act as an important tool if you're interested in economic theory (e.g. risk management and finance) or applied economic analysis (econometrics).
This joint programme complements the basic grounding in and applications of statistical techniques which is provided within the economics programme, with a more thorough and rigorous development of statistical principles.
This programme will provide you with an excellent background for the pursuit of relatively technical careers in areas such as finance and insurance (including actuarial work), or if you would like to proceed on to graduate study of economics.
Economics 1; Introduction to Linear Algebra; Calculus and its Applications; Proofs and Problem Solving; and one option course.
Economics 2; Statistics (Year 2); Several Variable Calculus and Differential Equations; Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics; Probability; and one option course.
Topics in Microeconomics; Essentials of Econometrics; Linear Statistical Modelling; Stochastic Modelling; Likelihood; Statistical Communication Skills; either Applications of Econometrics or Topics in Macroeconomics; and one honours option course from either economics or statistics.
Economics honours dissertation or a project in mathematics (double); two economics honours option courses and two mathematics honours option courses.
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.
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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