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:


  • 10 Jul

    The real story behind Brazil's 'greenest World Cup'

    Carol Adams, Visiting Professor at the Adam Smith Business School, looks at the way 'green' is measured in mega events.
  • 01 Jul

    IFSD Glasgow Student Awards 2014

    Postgraduate student studying a Masters in Finance has been awarded by Glasgow’s International Financial Services District (IFSD) for achieving top marks in exams
  • 30 Jun

    ESSAM 2014

    The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School and the University of Loughborough hosted the 27th European Summer School for Advanced Management (ESSAM) 2014.
  • 30 Jun

    RTPI Planning Convention 2014

    The Adam Smith Business School’s Professor of Public Policy and Governance Iain Docherty, chaired a session at this year’s Planning Convention on Tuesday 24th June in Central Hall at Westminster.