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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
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time] 24 Months [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.

MATHS & STATS PREPARATION

1. Please visit our   Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics page  where you will find information about the minimum level of knowledge of mathematics and statistics that you should possess from your current or previous training.

2. On the same website, please look at the details and content of our pre-session course which builds on the knowledge resumed in (1) and which is designed to equip you with further technical skills that you will require before starting your programme. Attending this course is mandatory and is offered free of charge.  The course will run during induction week and we recommend that you spend some time between now and September studying and familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you might not be able to attend the course.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

If you are a current undergraduate student at the University of Manchester, you may be eligible to apply via the 'Fast-Track' scheme.  Please email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk for further information.

How to apply

Apply online

Email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk to request a copy of the Postgraduate prospectus.

Due to high demand for this course, we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year, as follows:

1 November (decision by 15 December; accept offer by 15 February)

1 January (decision by 15 February, accept offer by 15 April)

1 March (decision by 15 April, accept offer by 15 June)

1 May (decision by 15 June, accept offer by 31 July)

If we make you an offer, you will have approximately 6 weeks in which to accept (conditional and un-conditional offers).  Any offers not accepted by the deadline will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate.

All conditional offer holders will have until 1 August to satisfy the conditions of their offer.

Due to competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements. 

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your on-line application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the decision date, in some instances due to the competition for places/volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date.  If this is the case we will let you know after the deadline date.

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

We can accept your application before you complete your undergraduate studies; please submit your latest transcripts with your on-line application. 

Please note: 

  • ALL places are subject to availability and if you apply for one of the later dates, some courses may already be closed. We recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place with us.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • You are keen to apply your interest and skills in economics to the study of financial markets
  • You want to combine a rigorous training in core economics with a solid introduction to the key theoretical techniques used in finance
  • You plan to work as a portfolio manager, risk management consultant, or financial analyst

Course Director: Professor Igor Evstigneev, email; igor.evstigneev@manchester.ac.uk

Admissions Tutor: Dr Nick Weaver, email; nicholas.j.weaver@manchester.ac.uk

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit 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

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

If you are already a graduate of The University of Manchester, please visit,

Faculty of Humanities/School of Social Sciences - Loyalty Bursary

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Janet Smith
Telephone
0161 275 4471
Facsimile
0161 275 2450
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/economics
Academic department overview

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