MSc Finance

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Train to be a professional economist to understand and apply powerful economics techniques that make a real difference to the outside world.

Working as an economist means many of the technical skills learnt during my course could be transferred across to my work; for example microeconometric techniques and evaluating the effectiveness of policies. It felt really pleasing that my studies were having an impact.

Richard Mosley, Postgraduate student in Department of Economics

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

This course will prepare you for a career in corporations and government bodies involved with stock markets, project investment and the finance industry.

There are computer practicals, lectures, seminars, surgeries and workshops. You're assessed on essays, project work and exams. The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.

Postgraduate economics student

Core modules

  • Modern Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Asset Pricing
  • Monetary Economics

Optional modules

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation
  • Development Finance
  • International Trade
  • International Money and Finance

Teaching

  • Computer practicals
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Surgeries
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework (including essays and project work)
  • Exam

The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time
September 2017 start

Course description 2017

This prestigious course will give you the edge in understanding corporate finance and pricing assets, blended with applying the latest economic principles.

It will prepare you for a career in corporations and government bodies involved with stock markets, project investment and the finance industry

Postgraduate economics student

Core modules

  • Modern Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Asset Pricing
  • Monetary Economics

Examples of optional modules

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Development Finance
  • International Money and Finance
  • International Trade
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

A good 2:1 degree in economics with mathematics and statistics components. We’ll also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with strong economics, finance (not accounting finance), mathematics and/or statistics components.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Mrs Louise Harte
T: +44 (0)114 222 3456
E: l.harte@sheffield.ac.uk

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.