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Funding and scholarships

Available funding

MSc Economics Scholarships

The School of Economics and Finance is pleased to offer up to 20 scholarships valued from £2,000 to £10,000, to outstanding applicants from the MSc Economics programme.

Eligibility requirements

Scholarships will be awarded on purely on the basis of demonstrated potential for academic excellence on the programme applied. The potential for excellence will be judged to be demonstrated if the application:

  • Shows that it exceeds our minimum entry requirements by a significant margin and/or otherwise outperforms applicants competing for the scholarships under consideration
  • Shows excellent performance on specific modules considered relevant and valuable preparation for the programme applied to, e.g. on quantitative and economics/finance modules

How to apply

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the school once an offer has been made.

Once you have received an offer for the MSc Economics programme you can complete the online scholarship application form and upload your statement for support here.


The deadline for applications to be considered for scholarship funding is 15th June 2018.


Nick Owen
Tel: +44(0)20 7882 7298


Coursework Prizes

In 2017/18 the School will make available a number of prizes to reward, in each compulsory module, those students who have excelled in coursework, by achieving the highest overall grade for their MSc programmes.

A prize of £100 will be awarded for the highest midterm/coursework mark per compulsory module. If more than one student achieves the same highest mark, the prize money is split between the students with a minimum of £50 prize. This will include joint programme students.

A prize of £1000 will be awarded for the best overall college mark for each MSc Programme. MSc programmes run jointly with another School will not be eligible for the overall prize.

European Training and Mobility Research Fellowships

Research Students from the European Union may be able to apply for Training and Mobility in Research Grants to fund their research – please visit the CORDIS website at for further information.

Overseas Research Students Awards

These are available to non-EU research students, and if successful you will be awarded the difference between Home and Overseas fees. For further information please visit the Universities UK website.

British Council

The main source of funding for overseas students is the British Council – please contact them when applying for your course for more information.

Postgraduate loans 2017

A government-backed postgraduate loan scheme will be available for students from September 2017.

Loans of up to £10,000 will be available for students aged under 60 wishing to undertake a postgraduate taught masters in any subject. A separate PhD loan of up to £25,000 has also been announced to fund doctorates and research masters degrees. Details of the PhD loan scheme are yet to be confirmed so keep an eye on the website below.

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