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School of Economics and Finance

MSc Degrees

All our MSc programmes offer comprehensive training in finance or economics, but they vary by entry requirements, quantitative level, and career focus. See the table below. 

Students who do not meet the entry requirements for any of our MSc’s can consider the Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma in Economics and Finance (6 or 12 month versions). Successful completion of the Diploma will allow you to enter one of our MSc programmes.

ProgrammeMinimum Entry RequirementsSpecial FocusCareers
Banking and Finance Good 2.2 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements Commercial and investment banking, especially regulation and risk management for banking Risk management and regulation in commercial banks, investment banks, and supervisory financial institutions (e.g. central banks)
Behavioural Finance* 2.1 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements Irrationalities and puzzles in decision-making (especially regarding savings and investment) and on financial markets

Analyst/trader/portfolio manager in investment banks, hedge funds, and pension funds

Public policy (especially in so-called "nudge units")

Marketing

Corporate Finance Good 2.2 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements

Valuation of firms and investment projects.

Optimal capital structure.

Companies' finance departments and investment banks
Economics** 2.1 honours degree in a quantitative subject with excellent performance in the quantitative elements Theoretical and applied economics

Research economist in public sector, international institutions, and economic consulting

MRes/PhD

Finance* 2.1 honours degree in a quantitative subject with good performance in quantitative elements Advanced study in all key areas of finance Commercial and investment banks, hedge funds, pension funds, governmental financial institutions, companies’ finance departments
Finance and Econometrics 2.1 honours degree in a quantitative subject with good performance in quantitative elements

Theoretical and applied finance and econometrics.

Researcher, financial economist, or quantitative analyst in investment banks, hedge funds, public sector, international financial institutions

MRes/PhD

Finance and Machine Learning (2022 start) 2.1 honours degree, or equivalent. This does not have to be in Economics or Finance, though it is strongly preferable to have a solid quantitative background in statistics and mathematics. Grounding in machine learning methods and how they are used in finance. Machine Learning Quantitative Analyst, Retail Banking, Product Analysts
Investment Banking* 2.1 honours degree in any subject Financial and strategic analysis of investment banking functions. Investment banking and corporate advisory
Investment and Finance* 2.1 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements Asset pricing, portfolio construction, and financial derivatives Analyst/trader/portfolio manager in investment banks, hedge funds, and pension funds
Mental Health Economics (2022 start) 2.1 honours degree in Economics, Psychology or a health-related undergraduate degree. Combined training in the central principles of the economic analysis of mental health data, together with the key evidence bases for current mental health treatments and their clinical applications across contexts and cultures Health Economics, Health Consulting, Mental Health Economics specialist
Wealth Management Good 2.2 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements Asset pricing, portfolio construction, and wealth management for high-worth individuals Wealth management for high-worth individuals

*CFA pathway available 

** generous scholarships available, please select the programme to find out more

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