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.
International students may need to get a student visa. To make sure you have time to do this, the application deadline is 31 July for courses that start in September.Apply to Warwick
Please note: Applications for 2020 entry are now closed. Applications for entry in 2021 will re-open in December 2020.
View full entry requirements below.
Full Time (1 year)
We welcome applications from students with other equivalent internationally recognised qualifications.
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.
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.
Please see the Warwick Business School programme details.
MSc students will need to be competent in the following areas of mathematics and the below areas of statistics are 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.
Application 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.How To Apply
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)
Once You Have Applied
Postgraduate Admissions will contact you by email with an offer of a place on the course if your application is successful. 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 website.
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.
- New Graduate Award Scheme 2020 - We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 50% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.
- New 10% 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.
- 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 masters course. The award details, eligibility criteria, and the application process can be viewed on the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship scheme website.
- Further Scholarship Options - The University also offers a wider range of scholarships available for 2020/21 entry.
- Postgraduate Funding - Useful information on fees, the cost of studying in the UK and funding can be found on the postgraduate study pages.
- Postraduate Loans- A Postgraduate Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate masters course.
Enrolment is finalising your official registration as a student at The University of 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, gaining 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 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 your conditions of 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 at warwick dot ac dot uk. Ensure to include your student ID number and if applicable a describtion or screen-shot of any error messages you see.
If you have any further questions or problems with enrolment, please view the Welcome to Warwick Enrolment FAQs.
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