Taught course

Financial Economics

University of York · Department of Economics and Related Studies

Entry requirements

2:1 honours or equivalent degree in Economics, or a degree with a significant proportion of Economics elements involving advanced Economics, with evidence of strong grades in a quantitative field such as Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or Physics. Advanced Economics modules: Microeconomics, macroeconomics, Econometrics

Months of entry


Course content

Globalisation means an ever-increasing demand for specialists in economics and finance.

This intellectually demanding course will provide you with the essential skills you need to follow professional careers in these areas or to pursue further research.

Financial Economics (MSc) is part of our uniquely multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary suite of finance Masters programmes. They bring together expertise from the School for Business and Society, the Department of Mathematics, and the Department of Economics and Related Studies.

Discover our refocused syllabus introducing contemporary tools, methods and approaches to tackle applied, professional and academic challenges in accounting and finance.

Aimed at students with a prior knowledge of economics, this course will give you a thorough grounding in theoretical and applied finance and economics. Our course will prepare you for a career in either the public or private sectors, in a role with a focus on financial economics research, or for a PhD in Finance or Economics.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other components.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiries
+44 (0) 1904 323789