Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Economics and Finance

This programme provides an opportunity to gain an insight into the pressing economic issues of our times and learn how to assess, adapt and apply modern macroeconomic and microeconomic models to shape organisational or government policy. Our programme is designed to equip you with the skills of a professional economist, for careers in government, international organisations and business.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a substantial quantitative component. Good (2.1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. Previous study of macroeconomics and microeconomics is desirable. Eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, and finance.

Course modules

Semester 1, compulsory modules: macroeconomics analysis; microeconomics analysis; research communication (2 semester module); research methods. Optional modules (choose 1), financial economics; introduction to measure theory and martingales; stochastic models in finance; the financial system. Semester 2, compulsory modules: further quantitative techniques for finance and economics; research communication (2 semester module). Optional modules (choose 3), applied banking and financial modelling; asset management and derivatives ; banking and financial markets; comparative banking; corporate finance; credit risk management; development finance; economics and energy policy; stochastic calculus and theory of stochastic pricing; choice of semester 2 modules may be restricted by the option selected in semester 1. the school reserves the right to vary the list of optional modules. Summer: dissertation.

Assessment methods

75 per cent examination and 25 per cent coursework for most modules.

Sponsorship information

The scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of: Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students); Outstanding academic achievement scholarships; Sports scholarships; Hardship bursaries and other funding options; International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships. Whilst some of scholarships are offered automatically based on the course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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