Taught course

International Economics, Finance and Development

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a high UK 2:2 or overseas equivalent in single honours Economics.

Applicants who have a joint degree in Economics and a related discipline, or a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Computer Science should normally hold a UK 2:1 degree or overseas equivalent.

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 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Internationally, business, the wider economy and financial markets are inextricably entwined.

Our MSc in International Economics, Finance and Development course is based in one of the top economics schools in the UK. The course will provide you with an advanced understanding of core economics principles, looking closely at international trade, finance and the market frictions affecting developing economies.

We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

In addition to providing a thorough understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, our MSc International Economics, Finance and Development course focuses on two specific areas.

The first area develops expertise in the fields of international trade and international finance, with emphasis on the roles these have on economic development. The second focuses on financial frictions faced by developing and emerging economies.

You will also study stabilisation policy, adjustment and economic liberalisation, and the principal sources of external finance for developing countries. You will find this course particularly relevant if you want to work in research and/or policy-making in international organisations and think-tanks focused on development issues.

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

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