University of York

University of York


The aim of this programme is to take students with a prior knowledge of economics or the natural sciences 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 applied or quantitative finance, as well as those wishing to pursue further research.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criterion is an upper 2nd Class Honours level 1st degree or equivalent in appropriate subjects. Entry is not restricted to those with an economics 1st degree. For example, a degree in mathematics, computing, engineering or the sciences could be a sufficient qualification. We expect that all successful applicants will have a strong background in elements of mathematical training normally including some background in statistics or econometrics.

Course modules

Module includes: theory of finance; econometrics 1 and 2 or econometric methods for research or econometrics 1 and applied microeconometrics; either continuous time finance or financial market microstructure; corporate finance; financial markets. In addition, students choose 30 credits of optional units, with at least 20 credits from group A. Group A: development and finance; financial engineering; financial risk management; fixed income securities; portfolio selection and management; topics in financial econometrics. Group B: advanced macroeconomics; applied microeconometrics; emerging market macroeconomics; experimental economics; industrial economics; labour economics; public finance; public sector economics (microeconomic applications); time series.

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 Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,980 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 21,170 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323789