University of Glasgow
Economics/Music MA (Hons)
University of Glasgow

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Economics

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Economics at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £29000 £42500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £31000 £24000 - £37000 £34000 - £54000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Economics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27730 £26045 £33589
25-75 percentile range £23070 - £32455 £19927 - £33686 £24308 - £44264

Course Description

ECONOMICS: In studying economics you will learn how individuals and society make choices about how scarce resources are used, what products are produced and who gets to consume them. These choices depend on evaluating costs, benefits, risks and effects on others. You will study the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics and will have the opportunity to develop an interest in fields such as government policy, developing countries, the economics of business and international trade and finance. MUSIC: If you have practical experience in music and a keen interest in the technical, cultural, historical and philosophical questions it opens up, this programme is for you. In each year you are given a range of options from which to choose, allowing you to design your own degree to cater to your own particular interests and strengths.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Economics/Music MA (Hons) at University of Glasgow

35% Sales occupations
20% Skilled trades occupations
15% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Design occupations
5% Caring personal services
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Administrative occupations
5% Medical Practitioners
5% Other Health Professionals
0% Caring personal services

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Economics

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Economics/Music, MA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Glasgow in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Glasgow in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #2 
    • #12 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #14 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #101 
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #144 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

See all 35 university rankings of University of Glasgow

About University of Glasgow

The ancient University of Glasgow owns and manages three distinct campus locations: Gilmorehill, Garscube, and Dumfries campus. The primary building for the majority of students is Gilmorehill, where learners have the opportunity to earn a degree from the university’s diverse Liberal Arts subjects, as well as participate in well funded research projects. The city of Glasgow has a well deserved reputation for having some of the friendliest locals in the UK, as well as being one of the cultural centres of Scotland.

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Where is this programme taught

Gilmorehill (Main) Campus
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