University of Bristol

Social Sciences

MSc Economics, Finance and Management


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

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

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Economics, Finance and Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme aims to take graduate students with only a limited knowledge of economics, management and/or finance and provide them with an understanding of the key concepts and current issues in the field.

You will read and assess the current literature in the main fields of economics, management and finance and form independent, informed judgements about it. You will then plan and embark on a programme of independent research (under appropriate supervision), undertaking a thorough literature review in a prescribed topic area or analysing economic, management or financial data and relating the results to theory.

The School of Economics, Finance and Management aims to provide excellence in teaching and learning within a stimulating research environment.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Economics for Finance and Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics, Finance and Management

Optional units

You will choose one option from each of the key subject areas of economics, finance and management and a fourth option from the entire range on offer. Optional units can vary from time to time but may include:

  • Economics options:
    • Growth, Trade and Structural Change
    • Industrial and Managerial Economics
    • Introduction to Business and Economic Forecasting
    • Introduction to Development Economics
    • Law and Economics
    • Personnel Economics
  • Finance and accounting options:
    • Applied Empirical Accounting and Finance
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Markets and Investment
    • International Finance
    • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Management options:
    • Electronic Commerce
    • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
    • International Business
    • Marketing Management
    • Operations Management
    • Project Management
    • Strategic Management

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. A choice of dissertation subject areas is provided and you choose your specific topic from one of these broader areas. Many of the dissertations are literature-based and you will be expected to acquire and use literature search skills for a range of electronic and traditional sources.

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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