Taught course

Economics/Economics(Finance) - Scottish Graduate Programme

University of Edinburgh · Business School

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in economics or mathematics. We look for high grades from well ranked institutions in university-level courses covering introductory integration, probability theory and linear algebra. We look for applicants to have a very strong grounding in economics or other quantitative subjects.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc is an in-depth programme that will equip you with the tools a professional economist needs to work in government, international organisations and business, or to carry out economic research.

The programme is taught as a University of Edinburgh degree but but is part of the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE), a unique collaborative consortium of eight Scottish universities that provides the teaching staff for the MSc. The intimate links formed with academics across Scotland is particularly beneficial for those considering PhD study.

We will give you a rigorous training in the core areas of economics to make you proficient in the latest analytical and quantitative techniques. You will receive a firm grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, microeconomics and macroeconomics, including their application to new economic problems.

You will join the Scottish economic community, attending various seminars and events, such as lectures given by Scottish Government economists and our residential methodology conference in Crieff. Such exposure has wide-ranging benefits, including helping guide your career choices.

Information for international students

IELTS or TOEFL required as evidence of English proficiency.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 131 651 1764