University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Financial Economics

The course offers a comprehensive training in the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. This course provides a foundation for professional activities as economic or financial analyst in business, government, or a major international organisation.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent, preferably with economic, business or accounting analysis and some mathematical or statistical content.

Course modules

Core modules including: behavioural finance; corporate finance; financial statement analysis; financial econometrics; financial derivatives; financial risk management; investment management; investment project (short dissertation); principles of finance; quantitative methods for business and finance; together with 1 optional module; and a 15000 word dissertation.

Assessment methods

Teaching is by a variety of lectures and seminars; assessment is by written examination, assessed coursework, presentation, and a dissertation; the percentage of the final mark awarded for the continuously assessed component varies across modules.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,855 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0116 252 5381