School of Economics

Planning your career

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

Our graduates are highly regarded by employers. The skills you develop will equip you for careers in accountancy, business, management and consultancy, or for work in aid agencies, not-for-profit organisations or government departments Many graduates have entered the finance sector and some large financial firms actively recruit Edinburgh graduates.

While studying at Edinburgh, you may also become familiar with, and consider working for the following institutions:

  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Executive
  • Royal Economic Society
  • Scottish Economic Society
  • European Investment Bank
  • Bank of England
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Scottish Executive
  • Scottish Economic Policy Network
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • tax and finance consultancies
  • accountancy firms: Ernst & Young
  • Fraser of Allander Institute
  • ScotEcon
  • David Hume Institute
  • HERU (Health Economics Research Unit).

The University has a fantastic careers service and provide fantastic professional development support and help students enter the working world with confidence. 

I can say with all honesty that studying economics, and especially choosing Edinburgh, was the best decision I could have made.The department is widely respected which has become apparent when I’ve been applying and interviewing for summer internships

Rosie Talbot4th year Economics and Politics student