Social Sciences: Economics

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 about living costs.

Postgraduate Taught

Fees

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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Sponsorship

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.

Grants

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.

Eligibility
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.

Closing date
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.

Eligibility
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.

Closing date
Noon on 15 June 2011