School of Economics

About us

There has never been a better time to study economics, and we offer excellent teaching and academic resources.

Teaching and learning in 2022-23

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We are returning to predominantly in-person teaching in 2022-23.

Contact us

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Contact and location details for the School of Economics.

Why Edinburgh?

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Reasons to choose Edinburgh for your degree in economics.


We are very lucky to have vibrant and active student societies that are at the core of our student community. 


Current vacancies

Opportunities for collaboration

The School of Economics works with private and public sector organisations to help them find solutions to any challenges they face by producing bespoke, in-depth research.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The School of Economics, as part of the University of Edinburgh, is fully committed to promoting and maintaining equality and diversity among staff and students. We believe in treating all fairly, regardless of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.


Numerous quality processes support our goal of excellence in teaching, learning and research.


If you have graduated from the School of Economics, you might want to keep in touch with members of staff or your fellow Edinburgh alumni.


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

Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE)

The Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) was the outcome of a substantial investment in Economics Research in Scotland by the Scottish Funding Council and ten participating universities.

Privacy notice

The School of Economics (the School) is committed to protecting your privacy and keeping you informed of how your information is used. We will only record your personal details in the manner and for the purposes set out in this privacy statement. Data will be kept secure from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. We will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise knowingly share or provide your personal information to any third party, except insofar as legally obliged to do so or as specified below.

Studying Economics and Politics at Edinburgh University has been a genuinely transforming life experience. I have been able to fully pursue my academic aspirations within the highly intellectual and stimulating university environment. My lecturers have been truly inspiring people, who I will certainly remember for the years to come. I simply love everything about Edinburgh, and will really miss it when these beautiful university days come to an end.

Dochka HristovaMA (Hons) Economics and Politics - 4th year