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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political SciencesPostgraduate study


The high quality of our postgraduate degrees is widely recognised, and many of our past students have continued to successful careers as academics and as economists in the public and private sector. Find out more about our MSc programmes, which combine rigorous academic standards with real-world practical insights.

Research students are integral to our Department. We offer an active and stimulating research environment with an extensive programme of seminars and research workshops. PhD opportunities exist in the key areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.

Key facts

We have an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching in Economics. We have been assessed as producing internationally excellent research in all RAEs since they began in 1992.

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Southampton was immediately one of my favourite choices because its Economics Department is one of the top 10 in the UK.

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