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 master's course combines comprehensive coverage of core economic principles with a focus on their application in business and corporate finance.

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 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.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module Title Status Semester
Research Methods Compulsory Year-long
Econometrics 1 Compulsory 1
Human Resource Economics Compulsory 1
Macroeconomics Compulsory 1
Microeconomics Compulsory 1
Econometrics 2 Compulsory 2
Economics of the Firm Compulsory 2
Financial Econometrics Compulsory 2
Theory of Finance Compulsory 2

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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 19, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2020
1 - 2 years
18,000 GBP
UK/EU Students: £10,300 Overseas Students: £18,000 (full-time) | UK/EU Students: £5,200 Overseas Students: £9,000 (part-time)
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