MSc Economics and Finance

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

This programme is designed particularly for students who have an appropriate degree and want to expand their career options by building their expertise in finance. You will develop your understanding of economic theory and econometrics, including recent advances in the subject, and acquire a solid understanding of finance theory and its applications to financial markets and corporate finance.

Fees for 2017/18

Full-time fees

UK/EU
£11,600
Overseas
£21,400

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Asset Pricing
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

Optional units

You must complete four optional units, of which at least three must be selected from:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Credit Risk
  • Derivatives
  • Investment Management
  • Quantitative Finance

The final unit can be taken from the following list:

  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Further Econometrics
  • Further Macroeconomics
  • Health Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Policy Experiments
  • Programme Evaluation

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.

Dissertation

The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

Entry requirements

A first or good upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in economics, finance, mathematics or similar discipline.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Careers

The programme provides excellent preparation for careers in investment management, financial research, trading, consulting and corporate finance, and for further academic study in finance.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our usual overall deadline is 1 July 2017 for entry in September.

The school welcomes all applications that fulfil our admissions criteria. However, in order to select a balanced international student cohort, and in response to very high demand from students from China, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

Categories 18 and 19 apply. Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol.


Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email: efim-pgadmissions@bris.ac.uk

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm/

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