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MSc Financial Economics
Apply specialist economics skills and knowledge to the study of financial markets.

MSc Financial Economics / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc)
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics, finance, mathematics or a related subject with economic theory, mathematics and econometrics studied at a high level.

Applicants with a 2:1 in a less technical economics degree, with for example, economic theory only studied to intermediate level, or a 2:2 in a technical economics degree may be considered for entry onto the MA Economics course.

When applying, please submit these supporting documents, in addition to the on-line form;

- copy of transcript from undergraduate degrees (interim transcripts are acceptable if you have not yet finished the degree);

- English language evidence (for applicants from non-native English speaking countries.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course overview

  • Apply your interest and skills in economics to the study of financial markets
  • Benefit from a combination of rigorous training in core economics with a solid introduction to the key theoretical techniques used in finance
  • Learn the skills to work as a portfolio manager, risk management consultant, or financial analyst

Open days

The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.

On this day, you will find out more about the School of Social Sciences and our resources, and meet academics and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

For more information, see open days and visits .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £12,500
    International students (per annum): £20,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,250
    International students (per annum): £10,250

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students.

In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's degree.

For more information, see   fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Janet Smith
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 4471
Facsimile
+44 (0) 161 275 2450
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/economics
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