Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

In this course students will receive rigorous training in the analysis of economics and graduate with the tools of the professional economist so that you are ready for your chosen career path, whether in government, the private and financial services sectors or further research in economics. We have an impressive employment record, 90% of our students have jobs in six months.

This is a challenging degree and to ensure all students are ready we hold a two week pre-sessional course. Throughout your studies you will gain a strong grounding in core areas of economics and have the flexibility to specialise, in areas such as: political economy, financial econometrics and decision theory and behaviour. On graduation you will have the ability to solve theoretical and/or applied problems in economic policy, critically evaluate current research, and develop simplifying frameworks for studying the real world and to be able to appreciate what would be an appropriate level of abstraction for a range of economic issues.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. Our courses follow a coherent and developmental structure which we combined with an effective and flexible approach to study.

An Economics master?s degree at Royal Holloway, University of London will equip you with an enviable range of transferable skills and can lead into a variety of career paths as well as the knowledge and a solid foundation for continued PhD studies. Employers recognise and reward the real knowledge and skills developed in an Economics degree. We will help students to recognise their own strengths, skills and abilities so that they can make strong applications for their chosen job or further study. We also provide careers support including application and interview coaching, career strategy discussions and the opportunity to network with major employees.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,300 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,300 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have 2:1 in Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a similarly mathematical subject. Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ?good 2:2? is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above.
  • International entry requirements: Students will require: IELTS: 6.5 overall. 6.5 in Writing. No subscore lower than 6.0; Pearson Test of English: 61 overall. Writing 61. No other subscore lower than 54; Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.