MSc programmes


Taught postgraduate programmes are offered in the disciplines of economics, accounting, finance and management, with the opportunity to study units from across the range of disciplines from within the school.

The School of Economics, Finance and Management offers a range of MSc programmes, each with distinctive characteristics. The programmes have different 'mixes' of economics, econometrics, accounting, finance and management. We have over 100 research and teaching staff and teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, and self-directed study.

MSc units

This page details the individual MSc programmes but please consult the unit catalogue for information on specific units. The postgraduate prospectus also provides a list of both mandatory and optional units.

MSc programmes requiring a specialist degree

The following programmes are for those planning careers as professional economists, or in finance. Economics programmes require a good degree in economics or economics and finance. Finance and investment programmes require a good degree in finance or mathematics.

MSc programmes requiring a non-specialist degree

The following programmes are for those planning careers in business, finance or consultancy and only limited prior knowledge is assumed. All of these programmes require a good undergraduate degree and, with the exception of MSc Management, evidence of mathematical ability.

Part-time MSc programmes

Seeking an effective alternative to the MBA? The University of Bristol offers a part-time master's programme for busy professionals who want to improve their ability to deal with the complexities and challenges facing organisations today.

This very practical master's degree will give participants a thorough grounding in leading high performing teams, managing change and developing robust strategic direction. The programme has been designed with the current recession in mind to deliver a return on investment from day one.

Graduate Diploma in Economics

The Graduate Diploma is a conversion course designed for students who wish to move into economics (or finance) and who have both a good degree in another subject and appropriate mathematical skills.

This programme would be ideal for someone who wanted to do a MSc in Economics and needed some undergraduate-level study as preparation (many of our students have gone on to do master's degrees or PhDs at Bristol or elsewhere), but can also be used as a stand-alone qualification for those who want an introduction to quantitative economics.

The programme is a 'crash course': students take second-year core undergraduate units (and one third-year optional unit) and are expected to have done some preparation of first-year level material in their own time before arriving at Bristol.

Frequently asked questions

Pre-arrival information

Information for students beginning MSc programmes in September 2017 will be available soon.

The course has provided me with the opportunity for further study in accounting and finance, as well as an introduction to management. The lecturers are knowledgeable and patient in teaching and tutoring students…

Yuan, MSc Accounting, Finance and Management

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Graduate Studies Admissions Team
Phone: +44 (0) 117 39 41519 
Email: efim-pgadmissions@bris.ac.uk

Graduate Studies Office 
School of Economics, Finance and Management 
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol, BS8 1TN

University of Bristol graduates

All current University of Bristol undergraduate students will be eligible to receive a 10 per cent discount on their tuition fees when progressing directly to study on any of our full-time master's programmes within the school for 2017/18 entry.

Offer-holders classed as both Home/EU and overseas tuition fee payers are eligible for this award. This award is automatically awarded and no further application process is required.