University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Financial Economics

This programme offers training in the key macroeconomic and microeconomic issues fundamental to financial decision making. It draws on the most recent developments in these areas.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent; normally this is a degree in Economics or a joint degree containing a significant amount of economics (at least 4 credit-bearing courses in economics). For applicants whose 1st language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level, being IELTS overall 6.5 score (no sub-test less than 6.0), or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification.

Course modules

Core courses: basic econometrics; economic fundamentals and financial markets; macroeconomics; microeconomics. Optional courses; applied computational finance; behavioural economics: theory and applications; c++ in finance (mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course); corporate finance and theory; empirical asset pricing (basic econometrics or portfolio analysis and investment or economic fundamentals and financial markets are co-requisites for this course); financial market micro structure; financial sector stability and growth; foreign direct investment and development; game theory with applications in economics and finance; intermediate econometrics; international financial management; investment, finance and asset prices; mathematical finance; modelling and forecasting financial markets; money, finance and growth; public finance.

Assessment methods

Students complete a dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Key information

Business School
Telephone number: 
0141 330 5061