Taught course


Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Economics

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Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a similarly mathematical subject.

Applicants with a lower Second Class Honours degree (2.2), or overseas equivalent, will be considered on an individual basis.

Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area may be considered. For applicants whose first language is not English, the language requirements are either IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 250 (in the computer-based test, which is equivalent to 600 under the previous system).

Months of entry


Course content

Studying an Economics Masters degree at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research centres. Students will receive rigorous training in the analysis of economics and graduate with the tools of the professional economist so that you are ready for your chosen career path, whether in government, the private and financial services sectors or further research in economics. We have an impressive employment record, 90% of our students have jobs in six months.
This is a challenging degree and to ensure all students are ready we hold a two week pre-sessional course. Throughout your studies you will gain a strong grounding in core areas of economics and have the flexibility to specialise, in areas such as: political economy, financial econometrics and decision theory and behaviour. On graduation you will have the ability to solve theoretical and/or applied problems in economic policy, critically evaluate current research, develop simplifying frameworks for studying the real world and to be able to appreciate what would be an appropriate level of abstraction for a range of economic issues.
Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. Our courses follow a coherent and developmental structure which we combined with an effective and flexible approach to study.
• Excellent career prospects; economics has an impressive employment record and graduates’ starting salaries are amongst the highest in the country.
• Small groups with individual support; being part of a small group of around 30 students means you’ll feel part of a team and have close contact with the academic staff, you’ll also receive the individual support from the course director.
• Quality research and teaching; one of only economics departments in the country placed in the top ten for both research and student satisfaction (Research Assessment Exercise, 2014 and National Student Survey 2015).
• One of the few Departments in the UK to have an in-house economics experiments laboratory, used by staff and students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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