University of Surrey

University of Surrey


This programme provides students with training in the core areas of microeconomics; macroeconomics; and econometrics.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a good 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. Applicants with non-standard qualifications may be invited for interview to discuss the programme before an offer is made. Overseas applicants who cannot attend an interview may be required to send in written material upon which they may be evaluated. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

The programme consists of 6 compulsory modules, 2 elective modules, a module in research methods, and a dissertation. Students also study an initial week of quantitative methods induction. Compulsory modules: Microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics I; econometrics II; advanced microeconomics; advanced macroeconomics. Elective modules: Mathematical techniques; energy economics and technology; economics of the firm; international trade theory; international finance and developing economies; energy regulation and policy; theory of finance; empirical methods in energy economics; financial econometrics; economics of international oil and gas; human resource economics; topics in development economics.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examination and coursework; coursework may take various forms such as: Essays, presentations, class tests and exercises. Students must also complete a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The Ting Memorial Prize: A prize of �100, established in memory of Mr Check Yew Ting who died in 1979 while studying on the MSc Economics Course, awarded to the student with the best overall performance in Economics on the Master's degree course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

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