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

Introductory modules: Economics and Business Finance in Context; Corporate Finance and Quantitative Techniques and Applications.
Compulsory modules: Economics of Financial Markets; Financial Market Practice and Quantitative Techniques and Applications.
Optional modules (choose two): Financial Regulation: economic principles and institutional frameworks; Applied Econometrics and Financial Time Series Analysis; Emerging Financial Markets or Explorations in Economic Thought.
For the third option, your choice is extended to include: Advanced Corporate Analysis; Portfolio Modelling and Dealing; Financial Derivatives: mathematical applications; Financial Engineering of Derivative Structured Products; International Portfolio Management and Interest Rate and Currency Risk Management.

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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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