Economics, M.Sc. | SOAS University of London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
24750 GBP/year
14550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Economics programme from SOAS University of London provides a unique training in mainstream and heterodox economic approaches that equips you with the tools that are necessary for analysing the global challenges facing our economies.

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You will have the chance to engage with cutting-edge research on issues such as the macroeconomics of climate change, the impact of shadow banking on financial stability, the role of industrial ecosystems, the causes and effects of inequality, the importance of environmental justice for climate-aligned development, and the role of gender in economics. 

In macroeconomic modules, you will engage with different schools of macroeconomic thought on issues like inflation, unemployment, inequality, money creation, climate change and macroeconomic policy. In microeconomic modules, different theoretical perspectives on issues like market failures, risk, market structures and production are compared and contrasted. Economic modelling is at the core of these modules.

Why study MSc Economics at SOAS University of London  

  • we are ranked 8th in UK for student satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2022)
  • 5th in London (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • it provides rigorous training in both mainstream and heterodox economics
  • it makes explicit links between economic theories and the real world, using pluralist and political economy perspectives
  • it provides economic knowledge for specific regions, drawing on the rich regional expertise of SOAS
  • ecological and gendered issues are taught across both core and specialised modules 
  • it equips you with quantitative skills for economic analysis and provides a unique training in developing codes in R

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Macroeconometrics
  • Political Economy of Development and Change in the Middle East
  • China and World Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

We will consider all applications with an undergraduate degree at high 2:2 or above. In addition to degree classification, we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references. While references are optional, they can help build a stronger application profile if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    14550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14550 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part Time 2 Years:

  • UK: £7,275/year
  • Overseas: £12,375/year

Part Time 3 Years:

  • UK: £4,850/year
  • Overseas: £8,250/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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