Taught course

Economics and Financial Economics

University of Nottingham · Industrial Economics Division

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in economics.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Economics and Financial Economics is a high quality taught graduate course in economics which has ESRC recognition under its "1+3" awards system.

The course is specifically designed to train you in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, and to provide research training of the level required to proceed to a PhD programme in Economics.

Building on the core Economic Theory module, the MSc Economics and Financial Economics provides specialist modules on Financial Economics and Financial Econometrics – both of these modules are quite technical. There is also the opportunity to select the modules in Decision-making under Risk and Uncertainty, Options and Futures Markets, and Behavioural Finance.

At the end of your studies, you will be equipped with core skills and techniques for analytical work on financial markets.

The content of this course is influenced by the research experience and activities of staff associated with the Centre for Finance and Credit Markets.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Economics web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations56
Dissertation34 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Ms. Sarah Nolan
0115 951 5250
0115 951 4159