There has never been a more exciting time to study economics. The economic crisis of 2007/08 and its aftermath mean that the world urgently needs new thinking and new processes to meet the challenges of a changing economic climate. As an economics student, you will explore issues of economic stability, growth and development, all vital for economic forecasting and for influencing economic performance and policy. You will also examine the causes of economic growth and policies designed to promote prosperity, increase efficiency and reduce unwanted fluctuation in fiscal activity. There is a distinguished history of economics in Scotland that includes the work of David Hume and Adam Smith. Throughout your studies, you’ll learn from world-leading economists before following in the footsteps of graduates who are employed by leading banks and other financial institutions around the world.