Minimum entry criterion is an upper 2nd Class Honours level 1st degree or equivalent in appropriate subjects. Entry is not restricted to those with an economics 1st degree. For example, a degree in mathematics, computing, engineering or the sciences could be a sufficient qualification. We expect that all successful applicants will have a strong background in elements of mathematical training normally including some background in statistics or econometrics. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.
Months of entry
The aim of this programme is to take students with a prior kowledge of economics or the natural sciences and give them a thorough grounding in theoretical and applied finance. The programme provides the essential postgraduate skills to those wishing to follow careers in applied or quantitative finance, as well as those wishing to pursue further research.
Core modules include:
- Theory of Finance;
- Econometrics 1 & 2 or Econometric Methods for Research or Econometrics 1 and Applied Microeconometrics;
- Either Continuous-time Finance or Financial Market Microstructure;
- Corporate Finance;
- Financial Markets.
Students also choose one further module from a wide range of options.
Information for international students
York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 323759