The Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE) is the prime example of a collaborative social-science postgraduate training programme in UK higher education. It is run by a consortium of eight Scottish departments of economics: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Stirling, St. Andrews, and Strathclyde. For further information about the SGPE MSc programme, visit the SGPE website.

Core training is delivered through one of three 1-year taught masters programmes: MSc Economics; MSc Economics (Econometrics); and, MSc Economics (Finance).  All three MSc degrees are awarded by the University of Edinburgh and are taught in Edinburgh by Economics faculty from the eight Scottish universities who belong to the SGPE. All three MSc programmes provide students with a rigorous training in core Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, and offer the opportunity to apply the core ideas in a number of applied options.  This is followed by 3 years of PhD by dissertation in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Stirling, St. Andrews, or Strathclyde. During this period, students obtain further advanced training through a variety of delivery mechanisms. The links between departments, the shared MSc experience and the annual SGPE conference for PhD and MSc students fosters a strong postgraduate community.

ESRC-funded studentships in Economics are available at the following institutions. Please contact the relevant institutional representative for further information:

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