Entry requirements

The finance programmes are challenging technical courses. To succeed on these courses you will need strong mathematics and statistics or econometrics ability, this could be demonstrated by a high 2.1 or 1st achieved in a relevant subject at Undergraduate level. Your degree would normally need to be in economics, or have had a substantial economics component, and you must have taken courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory at an intermediate level. Competencies are also required in calculus, statistics and econometrics. You are unlikely to be considered if your degree is in business, commerce, or other similar areas as it is unlikely that you will have had sufficient formal training.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore the most advanced tools in finance and use your economics background as a springboard to increase your career options.

This course is ideal for you if you already have a strong grounding in economics, are highly numerate, and want to learn to apply your knowledge to finance. You will be considering jobs in the City or in the capital markets of your own country, in areas such as asset management, corporate finance, trading, financial regulation, and economic and financial consulting and central banking.

WBS benefits from excellent links to key financial institutions and employers and this course has benefited from recommendations following consultation with the Bank of England, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and many of our alumni.

Find out more about our MSc Finance & Economics course here.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will be required to take an IELTS test or its equivalent and obtain a minimum score of 7.0 (for TOEFL IBT we require a score of at least 100).

Fees and funding

Visit our fees and funding page to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations80
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation (6000 words)

Course contact details

Masters Recruitment Team
+44 (0)24 7615 0333