University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Economics for Public Policy

This programme provide students with an appreciation of economics, both as an intellectual discipline and as an important contributor to an understanding of the ways in which public policy is formulated and evaluated.

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 first 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 will also study an initial week of quantitative methods induction. Compulsory modules: Microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics I; applied policy analysis; econometrics II; energy regulation and policy; microeconomic theory of the public sector policy evaluation: techniques and application.


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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01483 689 380