University of Bristol

Social Sciences

MSc Economics and Finance


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Economics and Finance

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is designed particularly for students who have an appropriate degree and want to expand their career options by building their expertise in finance. You will develop your understanding of economic theory and econometrics, including recent advances in the subject, and acquire a solid understanding of finance theory and its applications to financial markets and corporate finance.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Asset Pricing
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

Optional units

You must complete four optional units, of which at least three must be selected from:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Empirical Finance
  • Financial Modelling
  • Investment Management

The final unit can be taken from the following list:

  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Further Econometrics
  • Further Macroeconomics
  • Health Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Policy Experiments
  • Programme Evaluation

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.


The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.5 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 21,400 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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