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MSc Finance and Economics (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

This course is ideal for you if you already have a strong grounding in economics, are highly numerate, and want to learn to apply your knowledge to finance. You will be considering jobs in the City or in the capital markets of your own country, in areas such as asset management, corporate finance, trading, financial regulation, and economic and financial consulting and central banking.

WBS benefits from excellent links to key financial institutions and employers and this course has benefited from recommendations following consultation with the Bank of England, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and many of our alumni.

Six compulsory modules cover key material in finance, economics and econometrics while two optional modules allow you to focus on your preferences. You can choose from:

Compulsory Modules:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Research Methodology and Dissertation
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Asset Pricing
  • Empirical Finance

Optional Modules:

  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Alternative Investments
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Derivative Securities
  • Empirical Applications in Macro Financial and Energy Economics
  • Financial Reporting & Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Fixed Income & Credit Risk
  • International Financial Management
  • International Financial Markets
  • Judgement & Decision-Making
  • Mergers and Acquisitions & Corporate Control
  • Practice of Investment Management

As a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current. For more inforamtion about modules please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Six compulsory modules cover key material in finance, economics and econometrics while two elective modules allow you to focus on your preferences. Every year we offer elective modules, available through various study routes: delivered here at WBS. Please note that availability and delivery modes may vary. Modules are taught by staff from both WBS and the Department of Economics at Warwick through a combination of lectures, classes and computer lab sessions.

Assessment is a mix of exams and coursework with your dissertation bringing all your learning together at the end.

Graduate Destinations:

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: ING Bank, Varde Consulting.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Project Executor, Structured Finance Analyst.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

First Class Honours degree or 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band B

Department of study

Warwick Business School

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £34,000 per year
Overseas: £34,000 per year

Find out more about fees and funding via both the WBS and University website.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.