University of Essex

University of Essex

Finance and Management

This course is designed to broaden and deepen students' thinking; for both home and international students; who wish to embark on a broad educational programme which prepares them to face the challenges and demands of working in organisations within a wide array of competing economic, social, political and cultural conditions.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We also welcome applications from candidates with any science or engineering degrees. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Corporate finance; portfolio management; foundations of management and marketing; management (principles and practices); postgraduate mathematics preparation; research methods in finance (empirical methods in finance); dissertation. Optional modules include: Asset pricing; business strategy; contemporary issues in human resource management; corporate marketing strategy; creativity and organisation; exchange rates and international finance; industry expert lectures in finance; international environment of business; managing across cultures; managing for ethics and sustainability; modern banking; research portfolio; risk management.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,785 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,475 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, Essex Business School
Telephone number: 
01206 872719