Taught course

Economics for Public Policy

University of Surrey · School of Management

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a UK 2.2) in economics or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without a Bachelors degree in economics should normally hold a 2:1 or equivalent qualification. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.

Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or who have had a wide involvement in the field of their desired specialisation will be considered, as may graduates in engineering, mathematics and science.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Economics aims to influence public policy through research and teaching. Energy economics, health economics and the economics of education, for example, play a vital role in public policy and are areas in which our academics have particular expertise.

This programme will ensure you graduate with a strong appreciation of macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, in addition to specialist knowledge on public policy.

You will learn how microeconomic analysis can help us to understand diverse issues such as public goods, regulation, development and family policy; and develop an ability to select appropriate techniques to evaluate policy interventions.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222