This popular combined programme provides a natural combination of two core social science disciplines. There are many potentially creative tensions between the two disciplines, which reflect the different modes of analysis traditionally used in economics and political science. The traditional links between economics and political science have been strengthened in recent years by the rapidly growing research programme into new political economy. Our joint programme exploits these links and tensions through a wide variety of optional honours courses.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Central area campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
|A level||ABB - AAA||Required subjects: A Level: Mathematics at grade B, or AS Mathematics at grade A (if A Level is not taken). GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB - AAAAA||These grades must be achieved by end of S5. If you haven't achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one set of exams and by end of S5. Required subjects: Higher: Mathematics at grade B. National 5: English at grade C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||43 - 34 points||Award of Diploma with 43 points (grades 776 at HL) - 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: SL English at grade 5 and either HL Mathematics at grade 5 or SL Mathematics at grade 6. Mathematical Studies is not accepted for any of our Economics programmes.|
Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|A level||ABB||Required subjects: A Level: Mathematics at grade B, or AS Mathematics at grade A (if A Level is not taken). GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||Required subjects: A Level: Mathematics at grade B, or AS Mathematics at grade A (if A Level is not taken). GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||Award of Diploma with 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: SL English at grade 5 and either HL Mathematics at grade 5 or SL Mathematics at grade 6. Mathematical Studies is not accepted for any of our Economics programmes.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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