2019 start
MSc

International Finance and Economics

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Train as a professional economist to understand and apply techniques that make a real difference in the world.
Economics students in lecture theatre

Course description

Expand your economics skills by specialising in understanding international finance and capital flows, the recent global financial crisis and emerging economies.

This course prepares you for a career as an economist at a multinational company or worldwide institution.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Modern Theory of Banking and Finance
  • Modern Finance
  • Applied Macroeconometrics
  • Development Finance
  • International Money and Finance

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • International Trade
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Monetary Economics
  • Asset Pricing
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time
Fazeela Khan, MSc International Finance and Economics

I chose my degree because I’m really interested in macroeconomics and finance. After the global banking crisis of 2008, I wanted to learn about the consequences for our globalised world but also how to avoid such a crisis from happening again. My degree helped me to understand these aspects of economics and become a better economist.

Fazeela Khan
MSc International FInance and Economics

Entry requirements

A 2:1 undergraduate degree in economics.

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 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Dr Mark Bryan, Department of Economics

Dr Mark Bryan

Dr Mark Bryan is an expert in labour economics, micro-econometrics and wellbeing. He has advised the UK government on issues such as the minimum wage and the impact of the recession. He is a co-investigator on a Health Foundation project on the social and economic value of health.

Mark teaches on the module Public Policy Evaluation which explores techniques to find out the direct causal effect of a given government policy, identifying the difference between what actually happened and what would have happened without the policy.

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

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Contact

economics-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3456

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