MSc Financial Economics

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

The content covers a wide variety of subject matter, so you can keep your career options open or progress to a research degree.

The programme emphasises the development of the skills required by applied economists. This is achieved through the core modules in economic analysis, finance and quantitative techniques. A range of optional modules allow you to explore your own areas of interest. 

Content and structure

The MSc Financial Economics is one year full time or two years part time. Plus the dissertation module.

You'll need to take and pass eight taught modules over two semesters, four in each. These are examined at the end of each semester. Five are core modules, while three are chosen from option modules.

After you've completed the second semester's taught modules, there is a 10-week period to write your dissertation. We'll support you through dissertation workshops and input from your supervisor. To be awarded the MSc in Financial Economics you will have to pass the examinations and complete the dissertation to the required standard.

See below for details of the core and optional modules across the two semesters.


Semester 1

Semester 2

Core modules

ECN603 Asset Pricing