Taught course

Financial Economics (specialisation)

Radboud University · Nijmegen School of Management

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree in Economics or a closely-related discipline from a research university.

You should have sufficient background in research methods and mathematics, as well as courses covering:

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Economics
  • Banking
  • Investment and Finance
  • Monetary economics and Policy

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

A letter of motivation

In this letter of motivation (max 2 pages) you should explain why you want to attend this programme and why you think you are suited for this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master’s specialisation in Financial Economics is ideal for students who want to understand the workings of global financial markets, from asset pricing and risk management to monetary policy and financial regulation. The programme focuses on the workings of financial markets workings and regulations; asset pricings; and financial risk and risk management It provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills set for careers in not just banks, investment funds, and financial exchanges, but also finance ministries or other governmental or non-governmental bodies of financial market oversight.

The programme blends different disciplines and theoretical insights, and examines behavioural and institutional aspects of financial economics.

What will you learn?

  • Gain theoretical insights into common issues of financial markets and market regulations
  • Develop concepts to help financial market function more efficiently
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme can find work in a variety of positions at different firms, organisations or institutions, including commercial banks, investment banks, finance ministries, governmental bodies or NGOs or central banks.

*This is a specialisation of the Master's in Economics.

If you have any questions, email us here: study-information@ru.nl

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 17,470
International students
EU € 2,530 Non EU € 17,470

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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