University of Sheffield


MSc International Finance and Economics


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc in International Finance and Economics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield has an international reputation for practical and real world economics.

We are a leading research University and economics department. You will be taught by some of the top economic experts in their field, receiving the latest cutting-edge teaching from people that care passionately about their subject.

Our research influences and informs real economic policy. We advise government departments in the UK and internationally and global organisations including the European Union, the World Bank and OECD.

Students choose to study with us from countries all around the globe to receive the best research-led teaching to help develop powerful economic techniques that makes a real difference in the outside world. This all happens in our recently refurbished building that provides state-of-art facilities in the heart of the University of Sheffield’s campus.

The MSc International Finance and Economics will be of interest to those students wishing to understand the functioning of the international economy and the operation of financial markets. It will expand your economic understanding of international finance and capital flows, the recent global financial crisis and emerging economies.   

This course prepares you for a career as an economist for a multi-national company or worldwide institution. Some graduates continue their studies as PhD students, and go on to work in academia or in research.

The modules of MSc International Finance and Economics provide you with advanced skills in macroeconomics, econometrics and international finance and banking.

Content and structure

Study MSc International Finance and Economics and you'll need to take and pass eight taught modules over two semesters, four in each. These are examined at the end of each semester.

Your modules in the first semester are Macroeconomic Analysis, Econometric Methods, Modern Theory of Banking and Finance and Modern Finance.

In semester 2 you will take Applied Macroeconometrics, Development Finance and International Money and Finance.

You will also choose one optional module selected from Applied Microeconometrics, International Trade, Industrial Organisation, Monetary Economics, Public Economics and Asset Pricing.

After you've completed the second semester's taught modules, there is a 10-week period to write your dissertation. We'll support you through dissertation workshops and input from your supervisory team. To be awarded the MSc International Finance and Economics you will have to pass the examinations and complete the dissertation to the required standard.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of

International Student Requirements:

IELTS, minimum score 7.0 or TOEFL 575 with TWE 4.5 (paper based), or TOEFL 232 (computer based), or minimum of 90 in the IBT.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 13360 GBP

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