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Entry Specifications

2019/20 entry


Entry specifications

  • MSc Economics

  • MSc Economics and International Financial Economics

  • MSc Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics Track)

You must have, or expect to obtain, a degree specialising mainly in economics of first or upper second class honours standard from a British university or the equivalent from an overseas university. This means you should have achieved a good standard in undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics/economic statistics at an intermediate level.

We also expect a good standard achieved in mathematics taken at undergraduate level.

Whilst formal techniques are taught as part of the MSc course, prior training in these areas is expected.

A full transcript should be included with the application.

  • MSc Finance and Economics

Please see the Warwick Business School programme details.

Level of mathematics for MSc study

MSc students will need to be competent in the following areas of mathematics and the below areas of statistics are essential.


  • Calculus, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, constrained optimization using Lagrange multipliers, matrix algebra and linear equations.


  • Probability theory, distribution theory (binomial, normal and associated distributions), sampling theory, statistical inference, interval estimation, hypothesis testing (means and variances), least squares regression.

You can get a feel for what level is required for our MSc courses and test your current knowledge with our maths quiz.

We run a pre-sessional short course in Mathematics and Statistics two weeks before the start of the MSc course in the autumn term.

English language requirements

Students whose first language is not English must provide documentary evidence that they are able to understand and express themselves in written and spoken English sufficiently well.