Taught course

Economics and Finance

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in either Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Alternatively we will consider a UK 2:1 or overseas equivalent in another subject if you achieve above 60 per cent (UK grading or overseas equivalent) in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics modules and one other module from Algebra, Calculus, Mathematics, Probability, Quantitative Methods or Statistics.

Applicants with a 2:1 degree or overseas equivalent in other subjects who have substantial work experience in the field of their desired specialisation will also be considered.

English language requirements:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each other element.

Months of entry


Course content

The finance industry is a big part of the economy – and not just in the UK where it employs more than one million people. Economists typically solve problems that are intricately related to resource allocation, and this means that they are well placed to understand in depth – and help shape – financial markets.

Our MSc in Economics and Finance will engage you with a transformative curriculum that promotes advanced knowledge in both subjects and offers many opportunities to develop competencies that are relevant to the modern world.

The programme is designed to prepare you for a range of careers in finance or economics in which advanced analytical capabilities and independent thought can contribute to self-fulfilment. Also, graduates of the programme are well placed to pursue further study in economics and/or finance.

We are a top-10 UK economics school in research (REF 2021) and ranked 61st in the world for business and economics by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Information for international students

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

For more information please go to - https://www.surrey.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682222