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Admissions

Admissions

Admission to our courses is very competitive so it is important to follow the entry criteria and requirements clearly during the application process. Places on our courses are limited so you should submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Applications for 2022 entry are now closed.

Overview

Overview

Hear from Dr Alex Karalis Isaac, Teaching Fellow and MSc Admissions Tutor discuss the admissions process and provide advice for your application.

Entry Requirments

Entry Requirements

Our courses are designed as full-time programmes, with teaching being delivered throughout the week, so are not available on a part-time basis. Previous students who have been working at the time of application have arranged a year-long sabbatical from their jobs in order to take the course.

Programme Entry Specifications
  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Economics and International Financial Economics
  • MSc Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics Track)
  • MSc Economics and Data Science

You must have, or expect to obtain, a degree specialising mainly in economics of first or upper second class honours standard from a British university or the equivalent from an overseas university. This means you should have achieved a good standard in undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics/economic statistics at an intermediate level.

We also expect a good standard achieved in mathematics taken at undergraduate level.

Whilst formal techniques are taught as part of the MSc course, prior training in these areas is expected.

A full transcript should be included with the application.

  • MSc Finance and Economics
Please see the Warwick Business School programme details.
Mathematics Requirements

MSc students will need to be competent in the following areas of mathematics and the below areas of statistics is essential.

  • Mathematics - Calculus, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, constrained optimization using Lagrange multipliers, matrix algebra and linear equations.
  • Statistics - Probability theory, distribution theory (binomial, normal and associated distributions), sampling theory, statistical inference, interval estimation, hypothesis testing (means and variances), least squares regression.

You can get a feel for what level is required for our MSc courses and test your current knowledge with our maths quiz.

We run a pre-sessional short course in Mathematics and Statistics two weeks before the start of the MSc course in the autumn term.

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English must provide documentary evidence that they are able to understand and express themselves in written and spoken English sufficiently well.

You can find out more about our English language requirements.

International Qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.

How to Apply

Applications and Payment

Applications are made online via the Postgraduate Application System and you will need to register an account to apply. The Postgraduate Application Form Help pages here will help you to complete the online application form.

Alongside the submission of your application, you will need to submit your non-refundable application fee of £60. You will need to pay this fee for each course you apply for.

Please note: You do not need to apply for both MSc Economics and MSc Economics and International Financial Economics to 'enhance' your chances of attaining a place. Please note that the entry requirements are the same for both courses; choose one course which you think will suit you best.

Supporting Documents

After sending your application and fee, you will receive an email from the Postgraduate Admissions Team with instructions on uploading your supporting documents. This will include your:

  • Personal Statement
  • Your undergraduate degree transcript, including details of any modules you have yet to complete
  • English language certificate (IELTS) (if applicable)
  • One academic reference
  • GRE General Test score (if available)
Next Steps

Postgraduate Admissions will contact you by email with an offer of a place on the course if your application is successful. You should expect a decision within six weeks following our receipt of an Academic Reference. Details of any conditions you must meet will be explained in this email. Please make sure you accept your offer as soon as possible.

Further guidance is provided on the University’s Postgraduate Admissions webpages.

Funding and Scholarships

Funding and Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available for students looking to undertake MSc Economics study with us at the University of Warwick. Below are the scholarships relevant for students looking to study within the Department of Economics.

Alumni Discount Scheme

If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Find out more
Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme The University of Warwick offers a number of Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships, which are available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught master's course. Find out more
Further Scholarships Warwick also offers a wider range of scholarships for Postgraduate Study. Find out more
Postgraduate Funding View further information about fees, the cost of studying and living in the UK and funding options. Find out more
Postgraduate Loans A postgraduate loan could help you with course fees and living costs while you study. Find out more

Enrolment

Enrolment

Enrolment is the final part of your official registration as a student at Warwick and is made up of two stages:

Stage 1: Online Enrolment

Before your arrival in September, you should ensure you have completed online enrolment, gaining a certificate of enrolment. The online enrolment process is completed via Welcome to Warwick Online Enrolment.

You will receive an email notifying you when your online enrolment form becomes available, which is usually 4-6 weeks before the start date of your course. You are recommended not to try accessing your form before you receive an email asking you to do so. When you receive your email, you will need to enter your date of birth and University number, which will be on your offer letter, and upload a photo for your University Card so it is ready for collection on your arrival on campus.

You will also register for an IT account, gain a University username and email address, and register for the Health Centre.

Stage 2: Completion Event

Once you have completed the online enrolment and arrived at the University, you will need to attend the enrolment completion event. Further details on this event, including times and location, will be announced nearer the time.

You must bring the following documents to this event:

  • proof of your identity (and your passport and valid visa documentation, should you require immigration permission to study in the UK)
  • Certificate of enrolment (or certificate number)

This event will complete your enrolment process with the University and provides you with your University Card.

Your University card is your means of proving that you are a student at The University of Warwick. It is also used as your library card, to access certain buildings on campus, and is your Students’ Union and National Union of Students (NUS) card.

Problems with Online Enrolment

If you are having difficulty with the enrolment system, please check the following:

  • If you have not yet met the conditions of the offer, you will not be able to enrol until you do so. If you believe you can now demonstrate that you have met your conditions, please contact postgraduate admissions to have your offer updated.
  • Your student ID number will be 7 digits long and found on your invoice and offer letter.
  • You must enter your date of birth in the format dd/mm/yyyy.

If you have checked the above and are still unable to login, please contact the University Enrolment Team; welcome@warwick.ac.uk. Ensure to include your student ID number and if applicable a description or screenshot of any error messages you see.

If you have any further questions or problems with enrolment, please view the Welcome to Warwick Enrolment FAQs.