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Money matters

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University’s Postgraduate fees and funding page for more information.

Economics offer bursaries to self-funding International students with excellent grades. For more details click the ‘Bursaries’ tab below.


Fees vary according to the type of programme you choose (e.g. research or taught; classroom-laboratory- or workshop-based; clinical) and whether you are a student from the UK or overseas.

View the full list of postgraduate taught fees

View the full list of postgraduate research fees

For more information about postgraduate fees, including your fees status and how to pay, please visit our postgraduate fees pages.

Discount on postgraduate courses
We offer a 10 per cent discount on postgraduate courses for University of Southampton final-year students and alumni. Find out more here.


FSHMS International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme 2016/17

For the following programmes, scholarships will be offered to self-funding International students with excellent academic qualifications. Scholarships will be paid as maintenance grants (not as fee-based scholarships) and will be paid at the start of semester two, with payment contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in the first semester. Details are as follows:


MSc Economics; MSc Economics part-time; MSc Economics and Econometrics; MSc Economics and Econometrics part-time; MSc Finance and Econometrics; MSc Finance and Econometrics part-time; MSc Finance and Economics; MSc Finance and Economics part-time


£4000: Students with a first class degree and an overall IELTS score of 7 (all components 6.5 or above)

£2000: Students with at least an upper second class degree and an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (all components 6.0 or above)

Students are not eligible for both scholarships.

Please note that for part-time programmes the bursary will be fractioned by 50%.

Payment will be made automatically, no application is required.


Our MSc Economics, MSc Economics and Econometrics, and MPhil/PhD programmes are ESRC-recognised. We have received two prestigious ESRC quota studentships for PhD training beginning in 2009 and three for training beginning in 2010 on either a +3 (PhD programme) or 1+3 (masters degree followed by a PhD programme) basis. Further information on funding opportunities can be found on our ESRC-DTC page.

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