Year 1: In first year you will study these courses: Introduction to the market mechanism; International trade; Economic development; Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic policy in an open economy.
You will also study two other subjects in year 1 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.
Year 2: In second year you will study these courses: Intermediate macroeconomics; Intermediate microeconomics; Introduction to mathematical economics; Economic data analysis.
You will also study one or two other subjects in year 2 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.
Years 3 and 4: If you successfully complete the courses in first and second year, you may progress to Honours (years three and four).
In third year you will take courses in microeconomic analysis and macroeconomic analysis. These courses develop advanced analytical tools that can then be employed in relation to other courses. You will also take courses in econometrics, which involves the statistical techniques of economic analysis. In fourth year the compulsory course of Government and the economy puts the skills you have developed in your first three years into action by studying current policy issues. In fourth year you will also work in teams on a series of projects that will develop your understanding of a range of important issues; present your results to your classmates; write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice.
2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: Standard entry: 6 Highers at AAAAAA or Advanced Higher at BB plus AAAA (by end S6 with min AAABB after S5) including English and Maths at A.
Widening access entry: 5 Highers at AAABB/ABBBB (by end S6 with min ABB after S5) including English and Maths. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
College of Social Sciences
Adam Smith Business School