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 about living costs.
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.
Economics offer bursaries to self-funding International students with excellent grades. For more details click the ‘Bursaries’ tab below.
These vary according to the type of programme you choose (eg research or taught; classroom-laboratory- or workshop-based; clinical). Fees charged for full-time non-EU international students include the full cost of tuition, examinations, Students’ Union membership and research support expenses. Fees information can be found on the Postgraduate fees and funding pages.
Discount on postgraduate courses
10 per cent discount on postgraduate courses for University of Southampton final-year students and alumni.
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International PGT Scholarship Scheme 2015/16
For the following programmes, bursaries will be offered to self-funding International students with excellent academic qualifications. The bursaries are to be paid as maintenance grants (not as fee-based scholarships) and will be administered at the start of each semester, with instalments contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. Details are as follows:
Programmes: MSc Economics, MSc Economics PT, MSc Finance & Economics, MSc Finance & Economics PT, MSc Economics & Econometrics, MSc Economics & Econometrics PT
£3000: Students with either first class degree or an upper second class degree and an overall IELTS score of 7 (all components 6.0 or above)
£2000: Students with 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%
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.
Funding is available from the Schools Competition Act Settlement Trust for postgraduate programmes in all areas.
Postgraduate taught funding
A single payment of £2,500 to successful applicants who are or will be undertaking a full year's postgraduate study or undertaking a second degree at a recognised educational institution in the UK or abroad.
Applicants must have studied at one of the schools listed on the SCAST website, must be between 18 and 30 at the time of the award and must be studying a higher or second undergraduate degree. The application form can be found on their website.
Noon on 2 September 2011
Postgraduate research funding
Three awards of £16,500 per annum for up to three years are available for successful applicants who are registered for, or have been provisionally accepted for, a research degree leading to PhD, or equivalent, at a recognised educational institution in the UK or abroad and who have not yet obtained funding.
Applicants must have studied at one of the schools listed on the SCAST website and must be between 18 and 30 at the time of the award. Application forms are available on their website.
Noon on 15 June 2011