Taught course

Economics / Economics (Econometrics) / Economics (Finance)

University of Edinburgh · Business School

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in economics, mathematics or engineering. We look for high grades from your undergraduate studies covering introductory integration, probability theory, and linear algebra.

Some applicants may receive an offer that is conditional on successful completion of our SGPE Summer School.

You can apply without having a graduate admissions exam (such as GRE or GMAT) result, but we may stipulate that you must attain a specified grade in one of these tests as a condition of entry. Most important to us is that you have good quantitative knowledge and skills. We generally look for a quantitative reasoning result in the 80th percentile or higher. We do not formally consider results from the Verbal and Analytical sections in our initial assessment of your application. It is, however, still important to do as well as you can in these because we will consider them if other aspects of your application are borderline (for example if your quantitative result is at the 79th percentile, or if you attend the SGPE Summer School and your grades are near the pass/fail borderline).

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE) is part of a unique collaborative venture that combines the teaching expertise of eight Scottish universities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Stirling and Strathclyde. All three MSc programme degrees are awarded by the University of Edinburgh and are taught in Edinburgh by Economics faculty from the associated Scottish universities who belong to the SGPE.

We offer three MSc programmes that provide you with a high-quality and thorough training in economics. The programmes are challenging, incorporating mathematics and statistics, they are technical and highly focused on analytical theory.

The programmes last one year (or two years if taken part-time) and lead to the award of MSc Economics, MSc Economics (Finance), or MSc Economics (Econometrics).

Our research-oriented MSc programmes provide you with high-quality training in economics and econometrics.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding 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