School of Economics

Five events are being held by the school to recognise the importance of mental health and wellbeing, and students at all levels of study are encouraged to participate.

We are looking at developing an on campus Masters programme aimed at students with a STEM background.

Congratulations to Mike Elsby on his appointment as a Director of The Review of Economic Studies, one of the most prestigious economic journals in the world. 

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There has never been a better time to study economics. We offer excellent teaching and academic resources and have an outstanding reputation in undergraduate and postgraduate education through our range of world class undergraduate, MSc and PhD programmes.

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In 1800 the University of Edinburgh was the first Anglophone university in the world to teach economics as an independent subject.

Two centuries later, economics at the University of Edinburgh is a growing, vibrant department with strengths in several areas of modern economic research.

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Economics has been studied at Edinburgh University for two hundred years, encouraging students to develop their interest in domestic and international economy.


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