University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Financial Economics

The course is developed by economics in the School of Social Sciences; it is designed for students who are interested in an economics degree where they can improve their understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics and advance their quantitative skills so that they are able to apply economics to financial systems and markets.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in economics, finance or a related subject; or overseas equivalent; have studied microeconomics and macroeconomics, with at least 1 of these subjects in their final year of undergraduate studies; solid background in mathematics; mathematical economics; and statistics; econometrics.

Course modules

Modules include: Mathematical methods in economic analysis; microeconomic theory; macroeconomic theory; mathematical finance; pre-sessional maths; econometric methods; financial economics; cross section econometrics; macroeconomic theory and policy; international macroeconomics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Subject to budgetary approval and ESRC recognition, graduates from the University of Manchester who receive a 1st Class degree are eligible for a fee discount of £1,500.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,150 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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