Entry requirements

Good Honours level (or equivalent) degree with economics as a major component. We also consider applicants without economics as a major component, provided they are willing to undertake some preliminary, preparatory courses during the summer prior to entry. English language proficiency (see programme web page for details - link given below).

Business Economics; Environmental Economics; Industrialisation, Trade and Economic Policy; Regional Policy; Financial Economics.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed to produce professional economists with a broad range of skills and abilities, and whose work is likely to involve a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving and policy making, encompassing business, developmental, environmental, and regional economics perspectives. Course builds on four major core streams in Microeconomic Management and Policy, Macroeconomic Environment, Data Handling and Analysis, and Integrative Economics. A very wide range of elective choices is available.

Information for international students

Pre-sessional English courses available for students whose English does not yet meet the University requirement. Accommodation in halls of residence guaranteed for international students (subject to early acceptance of offer).

Fees and funding

Royal Bank of Scotland Scholarships; John Harvey Scholarships; Departmental Alpine Access Scholarships for EU and non-EU students; CDLs; DfIDSS; British Gas; Chevening; International Scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months


full time
9 months
distance learning
18 months
part time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment22
Creative work10
Professional practice15
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Roger Perman
0141 548 3871