We ask for an upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifi cations in a subject which has a substantial quantitative component. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. For this, previous study of macroeconomics and microeconomics is desirable. Eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, and finance.
Months of entry
Our specialist MSc in Economics and Finance provides an exciting opportunity for you to gain an insight into the pressing economic issues of our times and learn how to assess, adapt and apply modern macroeconomic and microeconomic models to transform organisational or government policy.
In short, it is designed to equip you with the skills of a professional economist, for careers in government, international organisations, business, or as preparation for PhD study.
Unlike a masters in finance, you will learn to understand and model issues affecting financial markets through the holistic lens of an economist; assessing both the microeconomic impacts for firms, as well as the macroeconomic implications for the global economy. You will develop advanced theoretical and quantitative skills, highly sought after by employers in the financial services sectors of industry and government, as well as transferable skills that will be of value for a range of other sectors.
There is the opportunity to specialise in various fields of finance. All students register for the MSc in Economics and Finance. However, depending on the choice and availability of modules and dissertation topic, it is possible to graduate with an MSc in Financial Economics instead.
This MSc also provides basic training for doctoral level research, including a sound foundation in research methods and economic theory, whatever your field of specialisation.
For further details about the course visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/programmes/eaf/
Information for international students
Overall IELTS 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests. IELTS are waived for students based in the UK who achieve a 2:1 academic classification from a UK university OR who have studied in the UK for 2+ years and meet the requirements.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and Bursaries worth up to 100% of fees!!
The School of Business and Economics is committed to attracting the very best applicants. We offer a range of competitive scholarships and bursaries to both UK/EU and international applicants – some worth up to 100% of your fees!
Our scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of:
- Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students)
- Outstanding academic achievement scholarships
- Sports scholarships
- Hardship bursaries and other funding options
- International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships
Whilst some of our scholarships are offered automatically based on your course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Full-time only. All students initially register for the MSc in Economics and Finance. Paths leading to any other named award depend on the choice and availability of modules and dissertation topic
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1509 222 496