Economics programmes

Why study economics at the University of Glasgow?

All of our economic postgraduate taught degrees are research led and professionally focused. Our economics academics have an established reputation in advising and consulting public and private sector bodies, such as IMF and World Bank, Scottish Fiscal Commission, and central banks to inform economic and development policies. This experience is fed in to our teaching, enabling students to understand how our research, and what they are learning, has a direct impact on the economy.

We are recognised for research excellence in these three key areas:

  • Macroeconomics, development and international economics, which informs policy making at the highest level
  • Microeconomic theory, which seeks to understand the profound fundamental incentives and complex interactions of consumers and households
  • Finance, which ranges from the pricing of financial products to international corporate finance in a continuously evolving global capital market.

As an economics student, you will have access to specialist software and databases, such as MATLAB and C++ as well as a Bloomberg lab to help stimulate a real working environment, equipping you for your future career.

Our economics faculty continues Adam Smith’s legacy by building new ideas on the fundamental theories he articulated and applying them to the modern economy and corporate landscape. Our postgraduate degrees stem from one of two centres: Graduate Centre for Economic Development and Graduate Centre for Economic and Financial Studies.