M.Sc. Economics

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP16000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Surrey | Guildford, United Kingdom
This programme combines an advanced understanding of core economic principles with a focus on their practical application – all within one of the UK’s top economics schools.

Description of Economics


This programme will provide you with a thorough training in the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. At Surrey, we produce MSc graduates who are not only well-trained technically in these areas, but also possess the ability to bring their analytical strengths to bear on applied issues.

Our MSc in Economics includes training in research methodology, which will help you to develop the skills needed to undertake independent research in economics. The dissertation provides the opportunity to use these skills under individual supervision by an academic.

The range of elective modules allows you to tailor your education according to your own particular interests or career aspirations. Including topics as varied as energy economics, financial theory, and the economics of human resources, these modules encapsulate the broad range of academic expertise within the School.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 16000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 8000 Year (EEA)


  • UK/EU fees: £4,000
  • Overseas fees: £8,000
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

The programme consists of six compulsory modules, two elective modules, a module in research methods, and a dissertation. You will also study an initial week of Quantitative Methods Induction.

Compulsory modules:
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics I
  • Econometrics II
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
Elective modules:
  • Mathematical Techniques
  • Energy Economics and Technology
  • Economics of the Firm
  • International Trade Theory
  • International Finance and Developing Economies
  • Energy Regulation and Policy
  • Theory of Finance
  • Empirical Methods in Energy Economics
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Economics of International Oil and Gas
  • Human Resource Economics
  • Topics in Development Economics

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Economics

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a good UK 2.2) in economics or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without a Bachelors degree in economics should normally hold a 2:1 or equivalent qualification.

Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or who have had a wide involvement in the field of their desired specialisation will be considered, as may graduates in engineering, mathematics and science.

Applicants with non-standard qualifications may be invited for interview to discuss the programme before an offer is made. Overseas applicants who cannot attend an interview may be required to send in written material upon which they may be evaluated.

Work Experience for Economics

No work experience is required.

More Information


All MSc programmes and research degrees enjoy ‘1+3’, ‘3’ and CASE ESRC recognition (full-time and part-time).

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