School of Economics

Prospective undergraduates

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.

Hybrid Teaching

Information on hybrid teaching at the School of Economics


Workload details across the four years of the economics degree

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 degrees

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

Support Services

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

What is Economics?

Help in understanding what economics is and the research we do in the school.

Student Societies

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

Year abroad

You have an opportunity to spend your third year studying abroad, with a wide variety of destinations in Europe, America, Australia and Asia 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 contact for your queries.