School of Economics

Eligibility & Application

Information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Applicants to the programme should have or expect a strong UK 2:1 -class honours degree or its international equivalent, in a quantitative subject such as economics, mathematics, physics, engineering, actuarial science, computer science. The degree must include a course which covers some probability.

You can apply without having a graduate admissions exam result (GRE or GMAT). Your application, however, may be substantially stronger if you do include such a result.

Full information on eligibility criteria, including English language requirements, is available on the University's Degree Finder page:

Degree Finder: Mathematical Economics and Econometrics

Tuition fee deposit

Students applying for entry in the 2024/25 academic year will not be required to pay a tuition fee deposit.

Prospective students for future years should keep an eye on the website for updates.

How to apply

Applications are made using EUCLID, the University’s online application system.

Detailed guidance is available within EUCLID at the beginning of your application, including directions for uploading documents. Please read this guidance carefully before you proceed further. The University also has information on the application process and the required documents on our website.

Applying for Postgraduate study at Edinburgh

The application link for the MSc Mathematical Economics and Econometrics is accessed through the Degree Finder.

Degree Finder: Mathematical Economics and Econometrics

Applications do not need to be completed in a single session. After you save and exit the application, an email will be sent to you with a link that will allow you to re-enter and continue.

The application deadline for the programme can be found on the Degree Finder entry for the MSc, linked above. If you are looking to apply in the future and have any questions, please get in touch via