M.Sc. On Campus

Mathematical Economics and Econometrics

12 months
25300 GBP/year
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The Masters in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from from The University of Edinburgh enables students who have a strong quantitative background in subjects such as mathematics, physics, engineering and computer science, to acquire a Masters level understanding of economics.


The Masters in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from from The University of Edinburgh is an intensive programme providing a thorough grounding in the latest research methods in economics and econometrics. Our programme will prepare you for undertaking a career as a professional economist. It may also be of interest to those planning to enter an international PhD programme.

Career opportunities

Opportunities include working for the Government - for example the Government Economic Service within the Scottish Government. There are also opportunities to work as an economist within a financial organisation and to work with international organisations.

The skills you will learn throughout the programme will also equip you for a career in other areas and professions, including:

  • business
  • management and consultancy
  • overseas development agencies and international institutions
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • Government departments
  • research economists with journals and media agencies

Our MSc programme will also act as a pathway into PhD study globally.

Programme Structure

  • The programme is delivered on site at the central campus of the University. The programme covers standard postgraduate level microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, building up from the foundations of these three subjects. Of the 180 credits that comprise the programme, 130 are in these core subjects.
  • There are also opportunities to audit other advanced courses, and to attend workshops in specialised areas. The coursework component is followed by a 50 credit dissertation.
  • Courses are taught by experienced academics based at the University. Many courses are shared with our existing Masters in economics, and some of these are taught by academics from other leading Scottish universities.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or its international equivalent, in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics, engineering, actuarial science, computer science, or a joint degree in economics and one of these subjects*. Your degree must have included a course with content on probability. Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.
  • You can apply without having a graduate admissions exam result (GRE or GMAT). Your application, however, may be substantially stronger if you do include such a result. We may also stipulate that you must attain a specified grade in one of these tests as a condition of entry if you do not meet the minimum academic entry requirement. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.

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Part-time fees 

  • International/EU: £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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