Masters degrees in Econometrics train students in the advanced methodology underpinning economic analysis and forecasting. These courses focus on the theoretical and statistical side of Economics and the tools required for effective modelling of economic systems.
Most of these programmes award taught MSc qualifications, but shorter Postgraduate Diploma courses and more independent research Masters programmes are available.
These programmes are intended for postgraduates looking to specialise in the mathematical branch of a highly mathematical discipline. Some courses offer a combination of Econometrics with broader Economics, but many are highly specialised.
Econometrics is an important field, however. The methods you’ll learn are vital to constructing, maintaining and testing the models used by other economists. They’re also valuable in a range of other fields that rely (directly or indirectly) on economic theory and analysis.
Econometrics postgraduates can go on to a range of careers, from work with commercial enterprises to positions with universities or research institutes. Your skills will be valued wherever the ability to monitor and model financial and commercial trends is important.
The Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE) is part of a unique collaborative venture that combines the teaching expertise of eight Scottish universities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Stirling and Strathclyde. All three MSc programme degrees are awarded by the University of Edinburgh and are taught in Edinburgh by Economics faculty from the associated Scottish universities who belong to the SGPE.
We offer three MSc programmes that provide you with a high-quality and thorough training in economics. The programmes are challenging, incorporating mathematics and statistics, they are technical and highly focused on analytical theory.
The programmes last one year (or two years if taken part-time) and lead to the award of MSc Economics, MSc Economics (Finance), or MSc Economics (Econometrics).
Our research-oriented MSc programmes provide you with high-quality training in economics and econometrics.
The MSc programmes consist of preliminary, core and optional courses, a residential weekend and a dissertation.
We do not offer an online distance learning for our MSc programmes.
Our MSc programmes will equip you with the tools a professional economist needs to work in government or in international organisations, to conduct economic research.
We deliver rigorous training in the core areas of economics to gain comprehensive knowledge in the latest analytical and quantitative techniques. You will also gain a firm grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, as well as microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Our graduates have found employment in a wide variety of private and public organisations in the UK and abroad including in financial services, with the civil service (in the UK the Government Economic Service and the Department for International Development), and as economists with overseas development agencies and international institutions, and as research economists with journals and media agencies.
Our MSc programmes are research oriented and act as a pathway into PhD study globally. Our programmes are the only Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised pathway to PhD Economics study in Scotland.
Econometrics is paramount for decision-making in business and economics today. Do you already have a strong background in mathematics, statistics and econometrics and would you like to take it further? With the Econometrics programme, you can.
Financial firms, statistical offices and international governmental organisations successfully apply econometric models and methods on a daily basis. No matter where your ambitions lie, this Master specialisation in Econometrics will give you the edge. The programme will not only provide you with in-depth knowledge of econometric theory, but will also train your skills to use advanced quantitative methods and techniques, perform empirical econometric analysis and develop and apply new models.
If you want to extend your econometric knowledge beyond linear regression, instrument variable regression, limited dependent variables models and time series analysis, Erasmus School of Economics is where you want to be. Together with the Econometric Institute, we offer a high-quality advanced curriculum that combines advanced theory with extensive case-based training.
The quantitative skills you acquire in this programme are your ticket to a great starting position on the job market. Records show that later in their careers, many of our graduates become board members at leading industrial firms and banks or highly-positioned civil servants. With the right attitude and rigour, you too can have a prosperous career anywhere you want. Possible employers include:
Do you share our Econometrics students’ broad interest in economics? Do you have a demonstrable quantitative background and plenty of curiosity, ambition and determination? Then you should definitely meet some of our students here.
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