Entry requirements

2:1 in economics or in the applied mathematical sciences with some economics courses. Degree should have had strong analytical content, including courses in calculus and matrix algebra, probability and statistics, microeconomic theory, and preferably also econometrics.

Finance and Economics; Finance and Economics (Research).

Months of entry


Course content

The programme draws on the School's strengths in economics, finance and econometrics to impart a rigorous understanding of financial markets, grounded in financial economics and econometric methods. Covering investments and asset pricing, option and derivatives pricing and portfolio management, the programme provides a thorough exposure to econometric methods, including time series analysis, with applications to financial models and data. The core courses emphasise analytical rigour and theoretical foundations, in addition to application of the theory.

The MSc Finance and Economics is an ideal preparation for a variety of careers in the global financial services sector, with the emphasis on financial economics particularly attractive to investment banks, the financial services sector more generally and to consulting firms. The programme (the Research track in particular) also provides a rigorous training and preparation for doctoral research in the area. Students who are particularly interested in doctoral research will have the opportunity to transfer to the MSc Finance and Economics (Research) programme (see below) once they complete the introductory September course. All applications should be made to the MSc Finance and Economics programme in the first instance as entry to the Research programme will be considered once students are registered at LSE.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall

Fees and funding

ESRC (Research strand), LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (6000 words)

Course contact details

The Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613
+44 (0)20 7955 6001