You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in either economics, business, or an appropriate quantitative subject such as engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics.
You are also expected to have obtained good marks in at least five core units comprising macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics (or statistics), and finance. These may be complemented by three other quantitative units such as calculus, probability, data analysis, business, accounting, game theory, operational research, or financial engineering. The units should preferably have been taken in your final two years of study.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
Months of entry
Combine core economics with relevant finance topics. Develop your skills for a finance-focused career.
If you are considering work in a financial institution, consultancy, ministry of finance or economics, or central bank, our MSc Economics and Finance course is for you.
This specialist master’s brings together a compelling combination of training in advanced economic theory with relevant finance units; some of which are taught by our School of Management.
Starting with a comprehensive refresher course in essential maths and economics skills, you will go on to explore how economics can be used to help address real financial issues such as the global financial crisis.
You will use a deeper understanding of economic theory to gain additional insights into these events, and we will support your investigations with rigorous training in econometrics to allow you to interpret and analyse empirical data effectively.
The dissertation will give you the chance to work with one of our experienced lecturers on a topic of your interest and apply your knowledge to a specific problem.
Our students have explored topics as wide-ranging as the potential impact of Brexit on the UK financial services sector to the effects of microfinance on poverty reduction in rural China. We offer a series of dissertation workshops in semester two to help you develop your research skills.
Gain key skills
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- analyse economic and financial data and critically evaluate existing research
- understand the key issues surrounding major economic and financial debates and contribute to these
- apply economic concepts to specific economic and finance questions
- formulate an original research question and write at an academic level
Informed teaching to advance your learning
Our teaching staff are active researchers and regularly publish in top economic journals. You'll benefit from their economic expertise. Some of the finance modules on this course are taught by our School of Management.
This course is designed to give you the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to secure work in a financial institution, consultancy, ministry of finance or economics, or central bank. It is also suitable if you're considering doctoral study.
Our graduates have excellent employment prospects. Recent students have progressed onto prestigious jobs around the world, including:
- Senior Credit Analyst (Deutsche Leasing China)
- Analyst Developer (Schroders)
- Private Banking Executive (Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, London)
- Relationship Manager (JP Morgan Chase, China)
- Research Analyst (Farringdon Capital Management, Denmark)
- Assistant Vice President (HSBC Commercial Banking, Hong Kong)
- Head of Market Intelligence (Cisco Systems)
- Investment Specialist (TKB Investment Partners, Russia)
Others have opted to continue their academic studies and complete a PhD.
Fees and funding
See website for funding information
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions
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