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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Postgraduate study- Economics

For some students their undergraduate degree is only the start of their higher education experience. After graduating at the end of your third year you may decide to go on to postgraduate study.

If you choose to study at Southampton, you’ll work with internationally respected academics and experience world-leading research as it happens

Studying Economics

Taught degrees

List of taught degrees

How to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time, although we would encourage applicants to apply before the end of May. If you are seeking financial support for your postgraduate studies, we recommend that you apply before the end of February so you have time to gather the necessary documentation for your funding body/sponsor.

Research degrees

As one of the top economics divisions in the UK, we are highly respected and recognised internationally in many fields. We offer an active and stimulating research environment in which our postgraduate research students play a crucial part.

We have approximately 30 full-time academic staff. Our PhD programme is small enough (between five and 10 new students admitted each year) to provide detailed PhD supervision but large enough to offer expertise in many fields. Supervision is offered in all the main areas of economics and econometrics.

Studying Economics

All our PhD students take advanced units designed specifically for doctoral level.

MPhil/PhD by Research in Economics

Application process

To apply, please complete the online application form.

Want to hear from some of our Research Students? Follow this link !

After you graduate

Postgraduate study at the University of Southampton will enable you to push the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and make a real contribution to your subject.
We will provide you with an extensive support network, both during and after your time at the university. By the time you graduate you will have all the knowledge and resources you need for your next step, whether you choose a new career or further study.
When the time comes to move on after your postgraduate studies, you will become part of our global alumni community, with more than 170,000 members in 147 countries. As a member of this extensive network, you will be offered a series of benefits, services and events.

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What I learned at Southampton proved key to what I do today.
Stelios Makrydakis , MSc Economics and Econometrics

ESRC scholarships

Our MSc Economics, MSc Economics and Econometrics, and MPhil/PhD programmes are ESRC-recognised.

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