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

MSc Financial Economics / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2019

How to apply

Advice to 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.

International applicants who require a visa to study in the UK can obtain up-to-date information on the latest student visa advice and guidelines.

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

How your application is considered

Applications are initially assessed by the Admissions Team and referred to the Admissions Tutor when required.

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

  • 1 November (decision by8 December; accept offer by 15 January)
  • 7January (decision by 15 February, accept offer by 15 March)
  • 1 March (decision by 8 April, accept offer by 8 May)
  • 1 May (decision by 1 June, accept offer by 1 July)

If we make you an offer, you will have approximately 4 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 Any offers not accepted by the deadline will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate.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, meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.