University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Economics and Finance

Designed to meet the high demand for qualified economists in the financial sector, our Economics and Finance MSc develops a solid foundation in economic and financial theory, and goes on to equip students with the analytical capabilities necessary to deal with complex problems; students will develop a thorough grounding in quantitative methods and financial markets analysis; by the end of the course, students will be able to use advanced tools to analyse and appraise financial opportunities; students will be taught by experienced professionals who combine industry know-how with academic rigour.

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary; normally a good Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is required; work experience is useful but not essential; applicants with non-standard entry qualifications may be considered; if the student is unsure whether they meet the entry requirements they should contact the school; for non-native speakers of English: in order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required; if English is not the student's 1st language they will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test; international students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.

Course modules

Our members of staff are active in consultancy and maintain excellent professional contacts; this ensures that the course is continually updated to meet the changing nature of the financial markets; students learn a range of transferable skills, such as research skills, presentation skills, working in groups and dealing with conflict; these skills are much sought after in today's highly competitive job market; specialist options and a dissertation provide opportunities for students to tailor their studies to their individual interests and chosen career path.

Assessment methods

In the final phase of the course, students are required to complete a dissertation relating to financial economics; the dissertation will be between 10,000 and 15,000 words long.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,980 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,220 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moulsecoomb Campus Brighton BN2 4GA South East

Key information

Brighton Business School
Telephone number: 
01273 642197