Taught course

Economics (MSc)

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, maths, physics, statistics.

Alternatively, another degree subject including 60 per cent (UK or equivalent) in macroeconomics and microeconomics and 60 per cent (UK or equivalent) in one module from algebra, calculus, maths, probability, quantitative methods or statistics.

Applicants not meeting the above entry requirements who hold a 2.2 in a relevant subject may still be considered if they hold a minimum of 12 months graduate work experience in a position relevant to the programme to which they have applied.

English language requirements:

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

Months of entry


Course content

Economics helps us decipher and shape our complex world. It offers unparalleled insights into how decisions by individuals, businesses, and the government affect important aspects of everyone’s life, including employment opportunities, the prices of products and services, and the overall standards of living.

Our MSc in Economics will help you build on your undergraduate studies to develop advanced capabilities in the discipline and benefit from a boost in skills that are relevant to the modern world.

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

We are a top-10 UK economics school in research (REF 2021) and ranked 61st for business and economics in the world 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
    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

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