Taught course

Financial Economics

University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School

Entry requirements

All entrants should have a good undergraduate degree (UK 2.1 or equivalent) in Economics or a related subject. Minimum subject requirements would be intermediate level Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics (or Statistics).

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Financial Economics will provide students with an advanced training in economics and in finance, acquainting them with recent developments and current issues in both areas. It will examine financial topics from an economics perspective and enable students to apply their analytical skills to financial markets.

The programme will be primarily targeted at students with an undergraduate degree in an economics-based degree but with a desire to obtain a technical training relevant for the world of finance.

With its blend of generic modules and specialist financial modules, MSc Financial Economics would be ideal for individuals wishing to embark on a career in the finance industry.

This course will give students an insight into financial markets and the world of banking from an economics perspective.

Compulsory modules (with credit weightings)

  • Theory of Finance (10)
  • Macroeconomics (20)
  • Econometrics (30)
  • Topics in Money and Banking (10)
  • Economics of Financial Markets (10)
  • Monetary Policy (10)
  • Options and Derivatives (10)
  • Dissertation (10)

Optional modules - choose 10 credits from the modules below

  • Development Economic Policy
  • International Trade Policy
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics
  • International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Corporate Finance

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Information for international students

English language requirement will be IELTS 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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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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