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Business Finance and Economics

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Develop the specialist knowledge and skills you need to understand the critical economic decisions businesses and managers in organisations make.
MSc Economics and Public Policy postgraduate Mwanda Phiri at computer with colleague

Course description

Develop your skills as an economist in business finance, gaining specialist skills in understanding the economic decisions facing businesses and managers in organisations.

This course prepares you for a career as an economist in commercial companies, consultancy or finance.

Applying for this course

Applications for this course are open:

  • 14 September 2020 to 14 November 2020
  • 1 March 2021 to 21 May 2021


Explore core and optional modules


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

Entry requirements

2:1 undergraduate degree in economics.

We will also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with a strong background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics.

English language requirements

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

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.


Applications for this course are open 14 September 2020 to 14 November 2020 and 1 March 2021 to 21 May 2021. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.


+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.