Taught course

International Finance and Economics

University of Sussex · Business and Management

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree, normally with evidence of ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc fosters an understanding of the impact of finance and financial markets on the wider global economy. You explore the theory of finance and quantitative methods in a way that emphasises logical development and application rather than formulae.


The eight core modules are assessed by unseen examinations, presentations and a term paper. The applied project is the final assessment unit.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

The course comprises eight core modules (four taught in the autumn term and four taught in the spring term), plus an applied project, completed during the summer term and vacation. Autumn term: you take Analytical Methods • Corporate Finance • Macro, Money and Banking • Quantitative Methods for Finance.

Spring term: you take Finance for Development • Financial and Time Series Econometrics • Monetary Theory and Policy • Research Methods.

Summer term: you concentrate on supervised research leading to the writing of your applied project.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 872668