Entry requirements

You should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and either of the following: a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline (e.g. Finance); a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in engineering, applied mathematics, mathematics, theoretical computer science, statistics, physics or any other quantitative natural science; We also consider applications which do not meet these criteria but demonstrate a high degree of relevant professional experience. If you have not previously taken economics, we offer a free pre-sessional course in economic analysis. Other Suitable Qualifications: English pre-sessional courses: If we think your language competence is "borderline", we may ask you to take a pre-sessional English language course before starting your Masters degree. If you are not referred but are interested in improving your English, you may also attend.

Months of entry


Course content

In a steadily globalising world, the demand for specialists in finance and economics continues to grow. This demand exists across a host of institutions, ranging from policy-making authorities such as central banks and international organisations to commercial banks and brokerages.
The Financial Economics MSc course is designed to meet increasing demand by combining solid training in economic theory with practical exposure to the field of finance through a variety of specialised options. The Financial Economics course is especially distinctive in the three-way link it establishes between economic theory, quantitative finance and financial regulation.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required: TOEFL (internet based) 100 - 105 or IELTS an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest.

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £12,500, Part-time EU: £6,500 per year, Full-time Non EU: £14,500, Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year
Scholarships: Scholarship opportunities will be available for UK/EU and international students looking to study postgraduate courses in the School of Arts & Social Sciences starting in September 2015. Further details will be published here shortly.
Bursaries: Bursaries may be available to self/funding UK/EU students who have excelled at undergraduate level. For more information please contact the course administrator, Madina Howard.
Every year the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation offers one or two studentships, worth roughly £10,000 each, to students who have been accepted to do a Masters degree in Economics or Finance at a top UK university. The Foundation tends to favour applicants who have an interest in going into journalism, though this should not preclude others from applying.
Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44(0)20 7040 8908
+44 (0)20 7040 8580