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Taught Postgraduate Degrees

As one of the UK's top Economics Departments, Royal Holloway is an excellent place for postgraduate study. The Department has an established Master's portfolio and further information can be found below.

MSc Economics

MSc Economics

The MSc Economics programme is a high-quality programme providing the student with rigorous training in the analysis of economics, including quantitative techniques and research methods. With an intake of only about 30 students per year, each student will benefit from a strong sense of group identity and enjoy close contact with the academic staff of the department.


MSc Economics (2 Years)

The MSc Economics (2 Years) programme provides you with an opportunity to study a portfolio of courses in the first year, designed to bring you up to the entry standard for the Masters degree; ideal if you have graduated from disciplines other than Economics, or if you have some background in Economics and wish to deepen your understanding of the discipline. 

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The MSc Finance programme offers economics training related to financial markets and corporate strategy through quantitative and economicanalysis of financial data, corporate behaviour and organisational structure. The Masters provides students with a range of expertise which are in high demand in today's competitive job market. You will be taught by course leaders who have a wealth of industry experience. Students on this programme also benefit from integrated careers guidance workshops and exclusive use of the simulation trading floor

Economics-Charts-GraphsMSc Finance (2 Years)

The MSc (2 Year) Finance programme provides you with an opportunity to study a portfolio of courses in the first year, designed to bring you up to the entry standard for the Masters degree; it gives you the opportunity to strengthen your econmics, finance and quantitative knowledge during the first year. Subject to performance pre-requisites, at the end of the first year you will progress to the 1 year MSc in Finance.This programme is an excellent preparation both for a career in the financial services, banking and business sectors and policy making. 

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The MSc Computational Finance programme, offered jointly with the Computer Science Department, allows you to specialise in modern quantitative finance and computational methods for financial modelling. This is an attractive advanced qualification, especially suitable if you are seeking employment in asset structuring, product pricing or risk management, among other fields. This degree is also offered with a year in industry

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Here's what our alumni have to say...



"I enjoyed my time at Royal Holloway as a undergraduate so much that I decided to stay on for another year to do a Masters. Academically, the teaching standard of the lecturers at Royal Holloway is very good, with many of them being experts in their respective fields and world-renowned. The lecturers are all friendly and are always more than happy to discuss and debate any questions that you might have, about their research or about general economic issues. Socially, the department's events were always lots of fun and brought everyone together, making the department feel like one large family. The welcoming, homely atmosphere created by all the lecturers, the amazing administration team (who always made an extra effort to learn everyone's names and were great fun to just have a chat with) and the other students, is what made my time at Royal Holloway some of the best years of my life."

Hannah Manak, MSc Economics 2015 / 16

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After graduating from Royal Holloway with a BSc (Hons) in Economics in 2015, Taj joined PwC as part of the Management Consulting intake. He is now a Management Consultant in his final year of PwC’s graduate programme, spending most of his time on Risk related projects.

Taj has worked on many projects where large scale changes are needed for a businesses, which has helped his exposure to senior stakeholders. However, with this job it still remains a challenge to understand the expectations of others. He has worked with partners across different lines of services within PwC, including the Global Head for Risk & Regulation. He has also been able to influence the way they target clients in Financial Services and how they monitor their own performance both in the UK and globally.

Taj Padda, BSc Economics 2015 / 16


"Having graduated from Royal Holloway the previous year, the decision to enrol for MSc Finance was facile. I wanted a well grounded foundation before advancing for a career in the financial sector. The all round completeness of the course combined with the tremendous experience, enthusiasm and dedication of the staff not only provides an advantageous stepping stone but made the whole experience invaluable and immensely satisfying."

Jugraj Deol, MSC Finance 2014 / 15

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After graduating from Royal Holloway in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) in Economics, Manuel joined the Audit Graduate programme at KPMG in the autumn after graduation. Here he studied towards the ACA professional qualification and worked with clients in the corporate, middle market and financial services sectors.

Manuel is part of an advisory team that helps clients who are looking to sell or buy a business and have other types of similar transactions. This role requires him to be able to perform market 

A piece of advice: "Get involved and plan ahead. It helps to plan how and when you can get involved and this planning is also useful when applying for the different internships and graduate jobs you may be interested in. The Careers Service can help you plan well; it certainly helped me!

Manuel Betancourt Rubiano, BSc Ecnomics, 2012 / 13

james bahrman speaker profileJames is currently in a Project Management role at IBM Global Business Services. He graduated from Royal Holloway in 2012 with a BSc in Management. His experience of the diversity of the student body at Royal Holloway put him in good stead for consulting, as he has found himself working with and for people from all around the globe and with his skills acquired at Royal Holloway he has been able to build relationships with many international clients and staff.


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In the Media

Trading research conducted by MSc Director of Finance ALESSIO SANCETTA is being widely reported in financial circles. More details here.

You can also read articles from BloombergCNN and the Financial Times.

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Director of MSc Economcis MANOLIS GALENIANOS has appeared twice on BBC News as an expert in the Greek debt crisis. Watch the video here.

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