MSc Economics and Finance
Suitable for graduates in economics, finance or a highly quantitative discipline, this programme combines advanced training in economics and econometrics with the chance to build expertise in finance. You will apply knowledge and techniques from both fields to areas such as financial markets and corporate finance, preparing you for a career in the banking industry or financial sector. Recent graduate destinations include Aviva Asia, British-American Tobacco, JLL and China Grand Enterprises.
There are five core units and you must also choose three units from a list of options. The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Economics and Finance.
A strong upper second-class honours degree (65% or higher) in Mathematics, Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, or Physics. OR If your degree subject is not listed above, you must have evidence of an upper second class honours degree which includes three units of mathematics (see Maths qualification requirements) with 60% or above in each unit. OR Applicants with an Economics degree must have evidence of 2:1 in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics units.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If your degree subject is not listed in the main entry requirements, you must have evidence of an upper second class honours degree which includes three units of mathematics with 60% or above (or international equivalent) in each unit. Examples of acceptable units include:
- Advanced Maths (introductory maths does not count towards maths unit requirements)
- Bayesian Modelling
- Complex Functions
- Computer Science (including programming/algorithms)
- Data Mining/Data Science/Data Analytics
- Decision Analysis and Simulation
- Decision Maths
- Differential Equations/Ordinary Differential Equations
- Discrete Mathematics
- Econometrics (including 'introductory' 'foundations of'; and 'advanced')
- Financial Analysis
- Financial Maths
- Financial Modelling
- Financial Reporting
- Game Theory
- Information Theory
- Investment Analysis
- Linear Algebra
- Linear Programming
- Macroeconomics (including intermediate/advanced)
- Management Science
- Mathematical Programming
- Maths for Economics
- Mechanics (any type of mechanics)
- Micreoconomics (including intermediate/advanced)
- Multi Variate Analysis
- Network Science
- Number Theory
- Proof/Intro to Proof
- Pure Maths
- Quantitative techniques
- Quantitative Methods
- Research Methods
- Statement Analysis
- Statistics/Statistical Methods/Statistical Analysis
- Supply Chain management/Logistics Management
- Time Series Analysis
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £12,200 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £29,800 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
The programme provides excellent preparation for careers in investment management, financial research, trading, consulting and corporate finance, and for further academic study in finance.