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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.7k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 19.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Our MSc Economics and Finance takes a sophisticated look at micro and macroeconomics and the methodology of econometric research. It builds on this essential knowledge with modules such as International Business Finance and Financial Derivatives.

    You will acquire a solid grounding in corporate finance and financial economics tools commonly used in financial services and quantitative investment analysis and research.

    Our MSc Economics and Finance Masters programme is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This means you may be able to obtain funding for the Masters if you have already negotiated a PhD place, please see scholarships for more information.

    You will be taught by a highly qualified teaching staff with research and consultancy expertise in economics and finance. We take an open-minded approach to economic problems, and draw on expertise from one of the major hubs of heterodox economics research in the country. This is a particularly appealing part of the programme for students seeking a career in the post-financial-crisis era, in which some previously held conventional wisdom has come under criticism.


    This programme provides you with essential knowledge and skills to pursue a career in finance and economics, and certifies your abilities for prospective employers.
    Graduates of our MSc Economics and Finance have careers worldwide as advisers, researchers and quantitative analysts in economic and financial institutions, consultancy and public service.
    Our programme also provides a sound basis for you to study at PhD level.

    Compulsory Modules
    * International Banking and Finance
    * Macroeconomics
    * Microeconomics
    * Applied Econometrics
    * Corporate Finance
    * Econometrics

    Optional Modules
    * International Business Finance
    * Comparative Economics
    * Economics of Globalisation and the International Economy
    * Corporate Governance
    * Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth
    * Global Economics Co-ordination & Governance
    * Understanding the Global Economy: Capitalist Institutions, Growth and Crises
    * Principles of Health Economics and Economic Evaluations for Health Technology Assessment

    Third semester

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    * You should have a good first degree (2:1 or higher), with a background in economics and quantitative subjects. * If you are not from the UK please visit equivalent qualifications to find out about entry requirements from non-UK countries.English Language RequirementsIf English is not your first language you need to attain one of the following: * TOEFL iBT: At least 92 overall with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing. * IELTS test you need to achieve a score of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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