School of Economics

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Here you'll find information on our degree programme and a handy overview of the School of Economics, including our research, societies and support services.

Years 1 & 2 (Pre-Honours)

Your undergraduate degree in Economics will cover a comprehensive range of subjects, equipping you for further study and professional life.

Years 3 & 4 (Honours)

The last two years of your Economics degree offer opportunity for deeper study of essential themes learned in the first two years.

Joint Honours

Details of possible subject combinations for a joint honours degree with Economics


Workload details across the four years of the economics degree

Support services

A summary of student support services available from the School of Economics and the University.

Student societies

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

What is economics?

A short introduction to what the study of Economics is, and what kind of research we do in the School.

Year Abroad

You have an opportunity to spend your third year studying abroad, with a wide variety of destinations in all over the world to choose from.

Planning your career

The University of Edinburgh is listed as one of the best in the world for the international mobility of its students.

Student testimonials

These are some of our students' thoughts on what it's like to study economics at the University of Edinburgh.

Application process

Information on the application process and who to contact for your queries.

Visit us

About us
Where we are located and how to arrange a visit.

International students

If you are outside of the UK and interested in joining us, please refer to the links on this page.

Disabilities and/or special educational needs

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The University of Edinburgh is committed to equal opportunities for disabled staff and students.