University of York

University of York

Economics and Finance

The aim of this programme is to take students with a prior knowledge of economics and give them a thorough grounding in theoretical and applied finance. The course provides the essential postgraduate skills to those wishing to follow careers in areas associated with finance and economics, as well as those wishing to pursue further research.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criterion is the equivalent of an upper 2nd Class degree primarily in economics from a UK university. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Course modules

Modules include: advanced microeconomics; advanced macroeconomics or international macroeconomics; theory of finance; financial markets; econometrics 1 and 2 or econometric methods for research or econometrics 1 and applied microeconometrics. Plus 2 options from: applied microeconometrics; corporate finance; continuous time finance; development and finance; emerging market macroeconomics; experimental economics; financial engineering; financial market microstructure; financial risk management; fixed income securities; industrial economics; labour economics; portfolio selection and management; project; public finance; public sector economics (microeconomic applications); time series; topics in financial econometrics.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323759