University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Financial Economics

This course prepares you for a career as an applied economist in commerce, financial institutions and markets, government or academia. You can choose an area to specialise in. We can help you develop all the skills you need to become a professional economist. Our graduates work for financial services and consultancy firms, government departments here and abroad, and international organisations like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate degree in economics usually with mathematics and statistics components. We�ll also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with strong economics, finance (not accounting finance), mathematics and/or statistics components. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: microeconomic analysis; macroeconomic analysis; econometric methods; modern finance; asset pricing. Optional modules: applied microeconometrics; applied macroeconometrics; international trade; development finance; international money and finance; industrial organisation; monetary economics; public economics; public policy evaluation.

Assessment methods

We use computer practicals, lectures, seminars, surgeries and workshops. Assessment is by coursework (including essays and project work) and examination. The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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Telephone number: 
0114 222 3456