Entry requirements

First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics or an appropriate quantitative subject that includes modules in microeconomics as well as macroeconomics and econometrics. You are expected to have obtained marks consistently in the range of a 2.1 or first (or equivalent) in at least five quantitative units such as (or similar to): Calculus, Linear Algebra, Data Analysis, Game Theory, Operational Research, Probability, Statistics, Microeconomics, Econometrics and Financial Engineering. Some of these modules should have been taken in your final two years of study.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Economics and Finance is a one-year full-time Masters degree that provides you with excellent training for a career in financial institutions, consultancies, Ministries of Finance or Economics as well as central banks.

The degree provides a unique combination of training in advanced economic theory and finance alike. It will allow you to address problems in finance, such as the recent financial crisis, by also using your knowledge of economic theory to gain additional insights into the events. Your investigation into real economic and financial problems are aided by a rigorous training in econometrics that will allow to make sound empirical investigations.

The dissertation will allow you to work together with a member of staff on a topic of your interest and apply your knowledge to a specific problem.

Our MSc courses in economics have received high student satisfaction levels:

  • in the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 94% of students agreed that their course had enhanced their academic ability
  • in the University of Bath’s 2015 Alumni Survey, 97% of economics graduates agreed that they were proud of their connection to the University of Bath

You can find more about this course by viewing our webinar.

This course complements the existing range of established postgraduate programmes currently offered by the Department of Economics, including the MSc Economics, MRes Economics and the MSc International Money & Banking.

Course structure

Core units

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial economics
  • Econometrics for Economics & Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Corporate Finance

Optional units

  • International Monetary Economics
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Introduction to Quantitative Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Economics of Financial Institutions
  • Financial risk management
  • International Finance
  • Incentives and Performance
  • International Monetary Policy and Institutions
  • Financial Engineering
  • Forecasting Economic and Financial Variables
  • Computational Economics
  • Growth Theory
  • Development Economics

The final third of the programme comprises a dissertation to be completed over the summer.

View Programme & Unit Catalogue for further information.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components) PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

View information on the funding opportunities: http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/taught-programmes/funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0)1225 383037