Taught course

Economics and Finance

University of Lincoln · Lincoln International Business School

Entry requirements

This is a specialist MSc programme. Courses in this category attract entrants who have a background in the subject or a related subject area, acquired through previous study.

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Economics or a related subject with a strong quantitative element, such as Finance, are required.

Candidates may be invited for interview to provide effective information and guidance or for non-standard entry.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Economics and Finance at Lincoln aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in many of the key concepts, modelling approaches, and research methods deployed in current mainstream economics thinking, which also have important applications within finance.

Intended for graduates in economics-related subject areas who are looking for an advanced programme to enhance their career or explore further research opportunities, the course aims to fuse quantitative methods and advanced economic theory with relevant finance topics.

The course can provide students with the opportunity to analyse the current dynamic environment within the context of appropriate contemporary theory and research. With appropriate levels of sophistication, they can develop the tools and frameworks to analyse issues. Through this process, students can acquire skills that will better enable them to explore and analyse new issues as they emerge.

The aim is to prepare graduates for a career as an economist in fields such as the investment banking industry, international or government organisations, and research roles. By featuring strong research and enquiry skills, it also aims to help those wanting to progress to a PhD.

The MSc in Economics and Finance is a one-year master's course combining advanced study and research. Not only is there an opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of economic theory but also it places particular emphasis on economic coverage of financial themes.

The course features two economic theory modules, two finance, and two econometrics modules. Each candidate will take eight modules and write a dissertation. The dissertation will give students the chance to work with one of the departments experienced lecturers on a selected topic and apply their knowledge to a specific problem.

Skills and models embedded in this programme include: international trade; flexible and fixed exchange rates; assets and exchange rates; output, exchange rates, and macroeconomic policies in the short run; closed economic equilibrium; consumer theory; consumption dynamics; investment; real-business-cycle models; game theory; and information economics.

The quantitative methods provided in econometrics include: instrumental variables and two stage least squares; method of moment estimation; simultaneous equations models; forecasting; and panel data modelling.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

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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