Taught course


University of Southampton · Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in economics, finance or a related subject with a strong background in quantitative techniques like Maths and Statistics . Please see course page online for full entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a four year programme. In the first year, students entering the Integrated PhD programme are required to complete the taught elements of our MSc Economics programme. Progression onto the research element of the programme is determined by satisfactory completion of these taught elements.

The Integrated PhD offers a structured PhD pathway that includes a wide choice of formal instruction, coupled with an extensive range of specialist research topics across the breadth of the subject. There is a progression from an initial emphasis on instructional modules towards full-time research, supported by high-quality supervision.

The course is particularly suitable for overseas students seeking to convert from other scientific disciplines, and also those who are awarded four-year scholarships through their government or other sources.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the IELTS requirement is 6.5 overall, with minimum 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

Fees and funding

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 5395