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Economic Policy

SOAS University of London

12 months
23800 GBP/year
14270 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Economic Policy programme from SOAS University of London offers training in the understanding and critical evaluation of economic policy issues, design and solutions, their foundation in the evolution of economic theory and methods, as well as critical discussion of the application of policy design to real-world problems without requiring a first degree in Economics for enrolment. 


The MA Economic Policy programme from SOAS University of London can be attractive to graduate students from other disciplinary backgrounds wishing to further their understanding of economic policy issues and debates through systematic academic study.

Why is the SOAS MA Economic Policy unique?

  • Masters degree in Economics open to those WITHOUT a first degree in Economics. Replaces the need to take an additional Economics bridging degree, such as a Graduate Diploma in Economics.

  • A combination of economic theory and global policy application, taught in small classes (one of the best student-staff ratios in the UK – 11.3:1).

  • Develop and apply quantitative and qualitative research skills through a variety of inclusive teaching and learning methods, from team-based assessments to Pecha-Kucha presentations. See some recent work we have been doing around inclusive assessment at Advance HE.

  • First-class teaching in the heart of London with access to events and libraries across the University of London (see our latest Economics departments events).

  • #33 in the World - THE University Impact Rankings 2019: Decent work and economic growth.

  • Opportunity to plan and undertake your own research project in economics or economic policy under close supervision from SOAS academics.

  • Join a close-knit SOAS Economics community with strong links with our alumni, across economics policy, research and private sectors internationally, from Accenture in Abuja to the OECD in Paris. Through targeted alumni networking and careers events we will help you to plan your next career move, whether in the UK or internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Debates in Economic Theory
  • Global Economic Policy Analysis
  • Statistical Research Techniques
  • Research Methods
  • Gender Economics (PG)
  • Political Economy of Institutions

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelors degree from a UK university, or international equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed. 
  • If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. 
  • Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14270 GBP per year during 12 months.

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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