Taught course

Economics and Finance

University of Reading · ICMA Centre

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree with a minimum upper second class bachelor’s degree from a UK university, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised university. Graduates that have taken Economics modules as part of their degree would be preferred although degrees from any discipline will be considered. Applicants must also demonstrate a satisfactory level of numeracy and have basic knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics. GMAT: May be required – check our website for details.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Economics & Finance prepares graduates to work as economists in the investment banking industry and other international or government organisations or in research related roles.

Graduate Destinations

The programme is delivered jointly by the ICMA Centre and the Department of Economics at University of Reading, giving you the benefit of rigorous training in both economics and finance and the opportunity to study a range of specialist modules offered by both departments. The programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the combination of theory and practice.

MSc Economics & Finance provides a breadth and depth of understanding of economics and finance in a systematic way, combining theoretical, methodological and practical issues.

Professional Development

On the course you will learn to apply and use models whilst also understanding the theoretical foundations behind them. You will have the opportunity to study micro and macroeconomics, whilst acquiring a solid understanding of corporate finance and financial economics, which will equip you with strong practical and analytical skills for financial services, investment analysis and research.

Information for international students

Finance programmes will accept students with IELTS 7.0 and will also accept IELTS 6.5 providing the student has completed the relevant English course with us.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


If you are an EU/UK applicant with a minimum 2:1 or equivalent from an overseas institution for your bachelor’s degree you might be eligible for a 50% scholarship. We also offer a range of other scholarships for international students.

Further information including application criteria and deadlines can be found at: Postgraduate Scholarships & Prizes

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 or 12 months months

Course contact details

ICMA Centre Admissions Officer
+ 44 (0) 118 378 8239