University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Economics (Econometrics, Finance)

This programme equips students with the tools a professional economist needs to work in government, international organisations, or to carry out economic research. This course provides rigorous training in the core areas of economics to make students proficient in the latest analytical and quantitative techniques; students also receive a firm grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, microeconomics and macroeconomics, including their application to new economic problems.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 Honours degree, or its international equivalent, in economics or mathematics; high grades from well ranked institutions in university-level courses covering introductory integration, probability theory and linear algebra are looked for; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Economics modules include: advanced topics in macroeconomics; advanced topics in microeconomics; advanced time series econometrics; advanced microeconometrics; development economics; development of economic thought and methodology; economic policy; economics of Eastern Europe; environmental and natural resource economics; experimental economics and finance; industrial organisation; international money and finance; international trade; personnel economics. Economics (Finance) modules include: advanced time series econometrics; asset pricing; corporate finance; international money and finance; experimental economics and finance.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

3 ESRC studentships; 1 Scottish Economic Society studentship.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,825 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0131 651 1764