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.
Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)
Central area campus
10 September 2018
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Central area campus|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|A level||A*AA - ABB||Minimum 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||Minimum 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 English language requirements, an explanation of the typical and minimum entry requirements 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.
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|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.