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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


 1Michael SimmonsI chose Royal Holloway to study the MSc in Economics due to its high academic reputation and low comparable cost. The small cohort meant each student received ample contact time with academic staff which allowed for more intricate knowledge of the subjects. The outstanding teaching on the course facilitated a love for the subject for which I am truly grateful. It is with these qualities, and many others that Royal Holloway as a whole holds, that makes it a fantastic place for further study.

Mike Simmons, MSc Economics 2015 / 2016



"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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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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