University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Business Economics and Finance

This programme combines an advanced understanding of core economic principles with a focus on their application in the context of business and corporate finance. Our programme gives students a thorough education in the microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. This programme provides students with knowledge and skills that are of immediate value in the job market, whilst also providing an excellent base from which to undertake further research. Research skills are honed as part of the programme and student have the opportunity to use these skills to carry out a dissertation under individual supervision by an academic 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

The programme consists of 8 compulsory 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; economics of the firm; econometrics II; theory of finance; financial econometrics; human resource economics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and examinations; typically, the coursework accounts for 25 per cent of the marks and the examination for 75 per cent.


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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