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Economics and Finance MSc

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Full time | University of Surrey | 1 year | OCT-22

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics Finance / Accounting (General)

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Course Summary

Why choose this course

Economics and finance are the driving forces behind decisions that shape our society.

Our Economics and Finance MSc is offered by one of the UK’s leading economics schools.

This course’s combination of economic theory and quantitative financial skills will give you a broader and sharper perspective of the workings of financial markets, equipping you for a successful career in the fast-evolving and increasingly complex world of international finance.

What you will study

Our Economics and Finance MSc combines expertise and practical knowledge from both our School of Economics and Surrey Business School. As a student on this course, you’ll apply advanced core-economic principles to the context of business and corporate finance, while mastering the complexities of the banking and financial systems.

The structure of this programme comprises four core modules and four elective modules, split between our School of Economics and Surrey Business School. This combination will provide you with knowledge of macro and micro-economic theory, financial economics and financial econometrics. It will give you the opportunity to tailor your studies according to your own interests and 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.

A masters degree provides a deep understanding of the problems economists are asked to tackle, and enhances employability and the prospect of a rewarding career. You’ll be taught by experienced research-active experts who can provide real industry insights.


The module examines how consumers and firms behave in a formal framework with strict assumptions. This will demonstrate the art of formal modelling which requires simplifying a problem by identifying the key elements of an agent’s behaviour without trivialising the issue. Thinking in a structured framework and the importance of rigorous arguments will be highlighted.
MACROECONOMICS (15 Credits) - Core

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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.

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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