Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc Economics / Economics (Econometrics) / Economics (Finance)) (ECNM11098)
|School of Economics
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Not available to visiting students
|The dissertation is an extended piece of scholarship in which students have the opportunity to study in depth a topic largely of their own choosing in the field of economics. It is the component of a masters programme which most clearly differentiates it as an advanced degree programme, and is the point at which the student progresses from structured coursework to independent study.
Students on the Econometrics programme must utilise econometrics in their work.
The dissertation should provide an opportunity to apply core economic concepts and theories to research a topic of the student's choice in depth and provide a summary report on the recent theoretical or empirical advances in the related area including the evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the analysed papers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| Only available to students enrolled on MSc Economics / Economics (Econometrics) / Economics (Finance).
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 3,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 2,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 10,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have had the opportunity to demonstrate investigative research skills in identifying and framing a research question/topic of economic relevance as well as devising a sound approach to comprehensively investigate the chosen question/topic.
- Have had the opportunity to demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the key principles and techniques of analysis used in the relevant literature to address a given question/topic, including recent research at, or close to, the frontiers of current knowledge.
- Have had the opportunity to synthesize and critically evaluate complex evidence and arguments and identify competing assumptions and predictions as well as the resulting insights and conclusions.
- Have had the opportunity to make own contributions in the investigation of a given question/topic demonstrating knowledge and skills in qualitative argumentation, quantitative techniques, and data analysis.
- Have had the opportunity to develop and demonstrate personal effectiveness and intellectual autonomy through, inter alia, task-management, time-management, dealing with uncertainty, adapting to new situations and making decisions based on their understanding and working independently.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Dr Ina Taneva
Tel: (0131 6)51 5948
|Ms Grace Oliver