Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Financial Economics

On this course students will develop the specialist skills and knowledge that are required for a successful career as an economist in the financial sector. Students are also provided with the training necessary to undertake research in the area of financial economics at PhD level. Students will learn how international financial markets link and interact with the wider economy, and on completion they will be prepared for a career with potential employers such as investment and commercial banks, the asset management industry, consulting firms, public institutions such as central banks and treasury departments and regulatory agencies.

Entry requirements

Normally a good 2nd Class UK Honours degree in Economics or equivalent. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in reading and writing components).

Course modules

Core modules include: pre-sessional intensive maths training sessions; advanced microeconomics; econometrics; financial markets and institutions; financial modelling; research methods; industrial organisation; topics in economics; dissertation. Elective modules include: Economic growth; industrial organisation; international finance.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 1,305 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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