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.

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). 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.  Find out more here.


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 the second semester, with payment 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

Bursaries 2015/16:

£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.