MSc Economics, Finance and Management
Suitable for graduates with any degree who have some quantitative training, this interdisciplinary programme provides comprehensive training across the business-relevant disciplines with a strong focus on real-world applications. The programme gives you the knowledge and skills to address the strategic challenges that face modern businesses and organisations that operate in competitive national and global markets.
Second term courses are grouped into two pathways - Business and Strategy or International Economics and Finance - or students have the flexibility to choose their own units.
After completing core units in economics, finance and management, in the second term you can choose your own mix of optional units or you can specialise in either Business and Strategy, or International Economics and Finance. All students are equipped with the necessary skills in data analysis to allow you to complete a project-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words. Dissertation topics build on what you learn in your optional units.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Economics, Finance and Management.
An upper second-class honours degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, Physics or another quantitative subject. 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. A Level Maths at Grade A may be acceptable for a non-quantitative degree. 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 English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level G.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
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 Business/Business Maths
- 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
- £16,600 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.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2023/24
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
The programme prepares students for a wide range of future careers. The Business and Strategy pathway is designed for students aiming for consultancy and management roles, while the International Economics and Finance pathway is relevant to careers in banking and financial institutions. Recent graduate destinations include China Merchants Bank, KPMG, Ocado Group and Lloyds.
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