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Economics (Macroeconomics and Financial Markets) MSc

Economics (Macroeconomics and Financial Markets) MSc

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Macroeconomics Money Market Services Marketing

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Course Summary

Why choose this course

Economics helps us decipher and shape our complex world. It offers unparalleled insights into how decisions by individuals, businesses, and the government affect important aspects of everyone’s life, including employment opportunities, the prices of products and services, and the overall standards of living.

Our MSc in Economics (Macroeconomics and Financial Markets) will help you build on your undergraduate studies to develop advanced capabilities in the discipline with an emphasis on issues related to the macroeconomic and financial environment. You will cover recent developments in macroeconomic modelling and build skills on the construction and calibration of dynamic structural general equilibrium models (DSGE). You will also enhance your understanding and ability to test models in international finance and financial markets.

The programme is designed to prepare you for a range of careers in which advanced economics analysis and independent thought are required, such as in central banks and financial institutions. Also, graduates of the programme are well placed for further study in economics.

What you will study

Our MSc Economics (Macroeconomics and Financial Markets) covers the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics in which you will develop a systematic understanding at the forefront of the discipline.

As well as acquiring outstanding theoretical knowledge, you will also learn how to solve problems and bring your analytical strengths to bear on applied issues with an emphasis on macroeconomics and financial markets

Optionality is built into the second semester where you can further shape your programme of study by selecting one module from a list of four to suit your strengths, preferences and/or career aspirations.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.


This module builds on the techniques for dynamic optimization developed in ECOM021 and taken together, the two courses provide a rigorous introduction to modern macroeconomic modelling. ECOM047 focuses on model construction, simulation and policy analysis. The general approach to macro-economic modelling is to derive all decisions of economic agents from micro-foundations in a rational expectations, dynamic and stochastic setting. Taken together with market clearing, the models studied are then of the DSGE (dynamic stochastic general equilibrium) genre that form the basis of macroeconomic modelling that is common in central banks and finance ministries.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, maths, physics, statistics.

University information

The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more

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