Economics and Finance MSc


University of Surrey    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Economics (10) Finance (14)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc in Economics and Finance at a top-10 UK economics school. Delve into advanced economic concepts and financial intricacies, shaping your path with a curriculum designed to prepare you for a successful career in finance or economics. Gain expertise in high-level microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and finance in the first semester, followed by a tailored second semester offering diverse options to align with your strengths and aspirations. Enhance your skills in international finance, derivatives markets, risk management, and more, while honing your econometric modelling abilities. Benefit from a series of research methods workshops to equip you for independent research and dissertation completion. With professional recognition from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, outstanding career guidance, and access to leading facilities including a dedicated computer lab, this programme equips you for a thriving career as a financial analyst, economist, consultant, or beyond. Entry requires a 2:1 UK honours degree in various disciplines or equivalent international qualifications, ensuring a diverse cohort of driven individuals.

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Why choose this course

  • Our MSc in Economics and Finance will engage you with a transformative curriculum that promotes advanced knowledge in both subjects and offers many opportunities to develop skills that are relevant to the modern world.
  • The programme is designed to prepare you for a range of careers in finance or economics in which advanced analytical capabilities and independent thought can contribute to self-fulfilment. Graduates of the programme are also well placed to pursue further study in economics and/or finance.
  • The School of Economics has a reputation as a leading research-intensive department in the UK. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, our School was ranked in the top 10 schools in the UK for world-leading research. 

What you will study

As a student on this programme, you will gain exposure to advanced economic concepts while mastering the complexities of the financial system. In the first semester you will develop a systematic understanding of the core principles in high-level microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and finance.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in either business, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, physics or statistics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Alternatively we will consider a UK 2:1 or overseas equivalent in another subject if you achieve above 60 per cent (UK grading or overseas equivalent) in macroeconomics and microeconomics modules and one other module from algebra, calculus, mathematics, probability, quantitative methods or statistics.

Applicants with a 2:1 degree or overseas equivalent in other subjects who have substantial work experience in the field of their desired specialisation will also be considered.




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