Suitable for graduates of all degree subjects who have some quantitative experience, this interdisciplinary programme provides comprehensive training across business-relevant disciplines.

With a strong focus on real-world applications, you will gain the insight and skills to address the strategic challenges facing modern businesses and organisations operating in competitive national and global markets.

In your second term, choose from two specialised pathways - Business and Strategy or International Economics and Finance - or take a flexible approach and choose your own units from both.

MSc Economics, Finance and Management incorporates the latest research developments from the School of Economics - research that has a direct impact on policy and practice. You will be joining an academic community that is international, forward-thinking, collaborative, and committed to helping all our students reach their full potential.

Programme structure

Our programmes are current and exciting, and you'll be taught by leading academics who are tackling real problems and influencing economic policy worldwide.

After completing core units in economics, finance and management in the first term, you can choose your own mix of optional units or specialise in either Business and Strategy or International Economics and Finance.

You will be equipped with the data analysis skills necessary 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.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Mathematics, Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, Physics or another quantitative subject.

If your degree subject is not listed above, you must have evidence of an upper second class honours degree or international equivalent which includes three units of mathematics or quantitative units (see Maths qualification requirements) with 2:1 or equivalent in each unit. A Level Maths at Grade A may be acceptable for a non-quantitative degree.

For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.

We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply.

We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following:

  • evidence of significant (minimum of 2 years in a paid role) relevant work experience such as data analysis, economics modelling, data informed policy making.
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification.

If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.

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.

Go to admissions statement

If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level B.

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)
  • Analysis
  • Auditing
  • Bayesian Modelling
  • Calculus
  • Complex Functions
  • Computer Science (including programming/algorithms)
  • Data Mining/Data Science/Data Analytics
  • Decision Analysis and Simulation
  • Decision Maths
  • Derivatives
  • Differential Equations/Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Econometrics (including 'introductory' 'foundations of'; and 'advanced')
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Maths
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Reporting
  • Game Theory
  • Geometry
  • Information Theory
  • Investment Analysis
  • Kinematics
  • 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)
  • Mechatronics
  • Micreoconomics (including intermediate/advanced)
  • Multi Variate Analysis
  • Network Science
  • Number Theory
  • Optimisation
  • Probability
  • 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
£17,900 per year
Overseas: full-time
£32,200 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.

Alumni discount

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 2024/25

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

Career prospects

The programme will prepare you for a wide range of future careers. Recent graduate destinations include China Merchants Bank, KPMG, Ocado Group and Lloyds.

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.

As a department, we are committed to building strong links with industry and helping you gain in-demand skills. That's why our graduates are the fourth most targeted by top UK employers (High Fliers Research, 2023).

You will be supported by the Careers Service and the Professional Liaison Network, which provide professional mentoring, networking events and business advice.