Taught course

Financial Economics

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A good (at least a lower second class Honours degree or equivalent) first degree, in any subject which has enabled you to develop analytical skills.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to help students understand the principles behind important financial decisions that will prepare them for working in the financial services industry; handling the commercial financial decisions as well as every-day personal finances. These skills are essential as financial economics encompasses a number of aspects of personal and professional life, including insurance, savings and investment.

Gaining this diploma can lead to entry onto the MSc Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics.

This Diploma programme is intended as a bridge between first degree and postgraduate study. It is designed particularly to help students with first degrees involving only limited specialisation in economics make the transition to studying economics at the postgraduate level.

Modules start at the beginning of the academic session in September and are taught by lectures and tutorials.

The course comprises the following modules:

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Economic Analysis.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Professor Yu Zhu
+44 (0)1382 384378