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.


Graduates have found employment in a great variety of fields, including:

  • theoretical and applied economic research
  • banking
  • public sector
  • consultancy services

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).

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