School of Economics, University of Surrey

Discover Economics at the University of Surrey

The School of Economics at the University of Surrey offers five MSc programmes and one PhD programme. Our programmes provide rigorous training in advanced economics, imparting the core skills necessary to progress toward a wide range of careers or PhD study.

The School of Economics consists of an international community of world-leading researchers. All academics within the School of Economics are research active and some are advisers to world-renowned organisations. Our research is at the forefront of the field and informs our teaching, ensuring that what you learn is topical, relevant and has practical implications.

Our strong research profile is exemplified by the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework in which we ranked joint 6th in research intensity.

We have expertise in macroeconomics, microeconomic theory, international economics, law and economics, labour economics, finance, and econometrics, while several colleagues have experience with international organisations or institutions. This ensures our teaching and research remain at the forefront of each field and are highly policy-relevant.

Above all, you will be joining a School that is renowned for the quality and friendliness of its staff. Our formal and informal mechanisms to engage with students include joint student-staff committees, student representation in Boards of Studies, personal tutoring, regular office hours and social events, all of which underpin a vibrant and supportive learning environment.

The student experience at the School of Economics is vital to the success of our courses, and you will be encouraged to express yourself and develop your full potential. We encourage a two-way dialogue with our students, reflecting on input from our students to help shape the way our courses are delivered.


Masters Programmes

To find out more about each of our programmes please visit our programme webpages:

Research Programmes

This is a combined 1 year MRes with 3 year PhD Programme in Economics which enables motivated candidates to qualify after their first year with an MRes, and then continue their research studies over the remaining three years of your PhD.

The MRes Economics is designed to target those with an outstanding background in Economics, often already holding an MSc in the subject, who wish to engage in doctoral research in Economics. The focus of the modules is entirely research-oriented.

Combining the MRes with the PhD will help you to compete in the academic job market. Your first year of PhD will be spent attending advanced modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, while working on your research. The final two years of your PhD will be completely dedicated to your research, leading to a PhD dissertation.



Studentships are available to high achieving Home/EU or International candidates which includes a Tuition fees waiver, maintenance stipend and an invitation to teach and/or demonstrate.

Our postgraduate fees are payable for each academic year, or each stage of your programme. Students are liable to pay revised fees annually for the duration of the programme.

On certain masters’ programmes, you may need to pay for special equipment, field courses or study periods overseas, in addition to your fees. Details of these expenses may be obtained from the appropriate faculty or department.

We also have a number of scholarships available to postgraduate students.


Engage with us

We have a wide range of postgraduate webinars from January 2019 onwards to give you the chance to discover more about postgraduate life at Surrey, chat to academics and current students and find out more about fees and funding. Find out more and register today.

We also run several postgraduate open afternoons a year where you will have the chance to meet our academics and current students, tour the campus and listen to talks about postgraduate study at Surrey and the application process.



For further details on how to apply and inquiries about your eligibility for our MSc programmes you can visit our Postgraduate Admissions website. Alternatively, you can send an email to or call them on +44-(0)1483-682-222

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