School of Economics

Here's some handy information for our new undergraduate and postgraduate students joining us for 2019/20.

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

We hope you can join us on Tuesday 15 October at 19:00 in the Playfair Library for the next in the ‘An Evening with’ series: An Evening with Robert Zymek: The US-China Trade War.

Receive an instructor-signed certificate to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects.

Economics events

Lecture Theatre

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.

Prospective undergraduates

Prospective MSc

Prospective PhD


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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.

Discussion papers


Focus papers

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

Employment opportunities