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 ESRC-recognised research training programme will provide you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts, tools and methods of modern economics and their application to the analysis of economic problems. We will give you the training necessary for a career as an economist in the public or private sector or to undertake independent research.

We’re ranked Top 20 in the UK for Economics and Econometrics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022). Southampton also has one of the largest and most active econometric theory groups in the UK and a long-standing reputation in macroeconomics and microeconomic theory.

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

UK students
International students

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