Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Economics (Two-Year)

This two-year taught Masters provides you with an opportunity to study a portfolio of courses in the first year, designed to bring you up to the entry standard for the Master's degree; ideal if you have graduated from disciplines other than Economics, or if you have some background in Economics and wish to deepen your understanding of the discipline.

Subject to performance pre-requisites, at the end of the first year you will progress to the 1-year MSc in Economics, or on to other related MSc programmes of your choice.

The course will provide you with rigorous training in the analysis of economics, including quantitative techniques and research methods. On completion of this degree you will be equipped with the tools of the professional economist and ready for your chosen career path, whether in government, the private and financial services sectors or further research in Economics.

In the first year you will study undergraduate level courses in three core areas: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Quantitative Methods. You will also select either one or two (depending on their credit value) optional courses from a wide range on offer. In the second year, subject to progression, you will study at Masters level.

You will be taught by a top-ranking Department of Economics with expertise in a wide set of areas and who produce world leading research.

With an intake of only 10 places you will benefit from a strong sense of group identity and enjoy close contact with the academic staff of the Department. The course director serves as your personal advisor up until the spring of the second year, where you will then be assigned a personal dissertation supervisor.

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or overseas equivalent in non-Economics related subjects. Applicants with a good Second Class Honours degree (2.2), or overseas equivalent, will be considered on an individual basis

English language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other subscores. If you require Royal Holloway to sponsor your study in the UK, your IELTS must be a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

This is a full-time graduate conversion course for students who have a background in an area other than Economics.

Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway offers a Pre-Master's Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.

Course modules

Microeconomics (first year), Macroeconomics (first year), Quantitative Methods of Economics II (first year), Microeconomic, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Mathematical Methods, Pre-sessional Quantitative Methods Course (September) and Dissertation. A range of optional modules are available.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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