University of Surrey

University of Surrey

International Economics, Finance and Development

This programme combines an advanced understanding of core economic principles with a focus on international finance and developing economies. As well as providing a thorough understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, this programme focuses on 2 specific areas: Firstly, the programme examines the relationship between international trade and international business. It explores the operations of transnational companies, international investment and the international transfer of technology; secondly, you will learn about international financial issues from the perspective of developing and emerging economies. This will involve examining not only stabilisation, adjustment and economic liberalisation, but also the principal sources of external finance for developing countries. The programme will also provide you with training in research methodology and help you to develop the skills required to undertake independent research. The dissertation provides the opportunity to use these skills under individual supervision by an academic from within the school of economics.

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

Compulsory modules: Microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics 1; international trade theory; econometrics 2; theory of finance; topics in development economics; international finance and developing economies.

Assessment methods

Asssessment is based on examination and continuous assessment (essays, class tests, exercises and presentations); students must also complete a dissertation.


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 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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