Economics at Glasgow continues a distinguished record that dates back to Adam Smith, who was a Professor at the University in the 18th century and is widely renowned as the father of modern economics.

Today we have international expertise in:

  • macroeconomics
  • financial economics
  • development economics
  • international finance
  • econometrics
  • microeconomics

RAE 2008 results placed the discipline top in Scotland on the basis of GPA and research income and ranked all research as being of international quality: 75% was considered to be world-leading and internationally excellent.

Staff research directly informs our teaching, which means that if you study with us, you can benefit from up-to-date degree programmes that touch on the key theoretical and policy issues of the day.

The 18 Economics MSc programmes taught at the Adam Smith Business School are offered by two teaching centres: