School of Economics

The School of Economics are developing a walking tour of Edinburgh in collaboration with the Curious Edinburgh app. We are looking for volunteers to help us photograph and write about the various stops on the tour.

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

All School of Economics students and staff of the University of Edinburgh are welcome to come together for a reception before the official January Welcome Event.

The University of Edinburgh and School of Economics were delighted to present Professor Nobuhiro Kiyotaki with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree on Friday 29 November 2019. 

Economics events

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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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Prospective postgraduates

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


Why choose Edinburgh?

History of Economics in Edinburgh

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