Business Economics and Finance MSc

Key information

Start date: October 2020

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Why choose this course

Economics and finance power the decisions that shape the world of business.

In choosing Surrey to study your MSc in Business Economics and Finance, you’ll join one of the UK's leading economics schools. Our masters course combines comprehensive coverage of core economic principles with a focus on their application in business and corporate finance.

We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

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What you will study

Our MSc in Business Economics and Finance offers you comprehensive study in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, while also allowing you to specialise in topics related to business and finance.

Through this course, you will develop specialist knowledge in two important areas. Firstly, our ‘Economics of the Firm’ and ‘Human Resource Economics’ modules will allow you to examine the importance of business issues in the study of economics, as well as modern developments in personnel economics. The second area you will specialise in focuses on a combination of the theory of finance and financial econometrics. This will give you a thorough knowledge of both modern finance theory and the principal techniques that can be applied to financial data.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:

Timetable

Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a UK 2:1 or overseas equivalent in Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Physics or Statistics.

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.

Modules can be referred to the Faculty for assessment if necessary.

Applicants not meeting the above entry requirements who hold a 2:2 in a relevant subject may still be considered if they hold a minimum of 12 months graduate work experience in a position relevant to this course.

View entry requirements by country

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Credit transfer

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Fees

Start date: October 2020

Full-time

UK/EU £10,300

Overseas £18,000

Part-time

UK/EU £5,200

Overseas £9,000

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2020-21 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
  • If you are on a two-year or three-year part-time structured masters course, the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the course.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

Additional costs

There are associated costs with this programme: 

  • Books/stationery/admin: £70-110 - STATA software licence (6 or 12 months) and Eviews student software licence.

Grand total: £70-110

Funding

You may be able to borrow money to help pay your tuition fees and support you with your living costs. Find out more about student finance.

Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions (PDF) as a guide as to what to expect.
 
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.

Disclaimer

This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

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Address

University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey GU2 7XH