Taught course

Finance and Economics

University of East Anglia · School of Economics

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 UK Bachelors Degree or equivalent is required in an Economics related subject area. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to provide a general training in Economics, whilst allowing students to specialise in the area of Finance. The units in Economics provide coverage of core economic theory and quantitative techniques. The units in Finance offer theoretical and applied training in that field, including issues such as asset pricing, options and futures, company and market evaluation, and international finance. The faculty who teach on the programme includes international experts in several areas of Economics and individuals with practical experience of the Stock Market.

Students undertaking this degree also benefit from close collaboration with research conducted by the ESRC Research Centre for Competition Policy (www.uea.ac.uk/ccp) - one of the University's Research Centres working at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, with senior advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trade and the UK Competition Commission. Students are encouraged to attend the Centre's workshops, seminars and conferences and so are able to interact with leading academics and practitioners from across Europe and the United States.

This is part of our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods. This route is suitable for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515