Entry requirements

Students must attain a minimum 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an economics related undergraduate degree.

Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English you maybe exempt from this requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

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This new course is being introduced at the School of Management from September 2017. Our MSc Economics and Finance programme is a joint-honours scheme which aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in many of the key concepts, modelling approaches and research techniques deployed in key areas of economics (such as microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics), which also have important applications within finance. The relationship between economics and finance is a very close one, and finance may be viewed as a particular specialism within economics. Students undertaking this programme will therefore have a holisitic experience.

  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge.
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014).
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment or further study within six months of graduating.
  • High contact time – each module includes a 2 hour lecture (class sizes approximately 150 students) followed by a 1 hour seminar/tutorial (class sizes capped at 30) every single week.
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

The School of Management offers Developing Futures Scholarship packages worth £3000 towards tuition fees.

To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: Scholarships and bursaries

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Management
+44 (0)1792 205678