Economics and Politics University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate

There has never been a more exciting time to study economics. The ongoing consequences of the last economic crisis mean that the world urgently needs new thinking and new processes to meet the challenges of a changing economic climate.
As an economics student, you will explore issues of economic stability, growth and development, all vital for economic forecasting and for influencing economic performance and policy. You will also examine the causes of economic growth and the policies that are designed to promote prosperity, increase efficiency and reduce unwanted fluctuation in fiscal activity. There is a distinguished history of economics in Scotland that includes the work of David Hume and Adam Smith. Throughout your studies, you will learn from world-leading economists before following in the footsteps of our graduates who are in demand by national and international organisations. 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.

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LL12
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAA - ABB Detailed entry requirement: ABB including Mathematics, or AS Mathematics at A (if A Level is not taken). GCSEs: English at Grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher AAAAA - ABBB Detailed entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, including Maths. BBB must be achieved in a single sitting by end of S5. National 5 English at Grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 43 - 34 points Award of Diploma with 43 points overall and grades 776 at HL - 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL. Mathematics is required at HL 5, or SL 6 (if not taken at HL), and English at SL 5. IB applicants should note that Maths 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £19,800 Whole course
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scotland (to be confirmed) In 2018-19 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2019-20 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2019. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland (to be confirmed) The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2018 entry. For 2019 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU (to be confirmed) 2019-20 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). In 2018-19 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2019-20 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2019. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate