Mathematical Methods ECON5082

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course is devoted to essential quantitative methods that are foundational to study in the core macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics.


40 hours of lectures, 20 in Semester 1 and 20 in semester 2, plus 10 hrs of tutorials.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





ILOs Being Assessed



Duration/Word Count


In-Course Test


90 mins 


Degree Exam


120 mins 


Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The course provides students with mathematical methods necessary to successfully complete core and advanced courses and Dissertation in MRes in Economics. The course introduces techniques used at the current forefront of Economic research to prepare students for independent graduate research in Economics at MRes and PhD levels. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1 Define and critically evaluate a wide range of fundamental concepts and techniques in mathematics and

statistics, informed by forefront developments and relevant to the other core courses

2 Creatively and appropriately select and apply these concepts and techniques in economics research, by

solving advanced specialized mathematical and statistical models, akin to those developed on the forefront

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.