Finance and Economics MSc explores the most advanced tools in finance and allows you to use your economics background as a springboard to increase your career options. Learn from two of the University of Warwick’s departments: Warwick Business School and the Department of Economics.
Our MSc Finance and Economics 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 explore the most advanced tools in finance, and use your economics background as a springboard to increase your career options. 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.
As the anticipation of jobs being challenged by Artificial Intelligence becomes a reality, we aim to share the skills and depth of understanding needed to design, develop, and supervise these new forms of financial intelligence.
- Asset Pricing
- Corporate Financial Management
- Empirical Finance
- Ethics, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance
- Research Methodology
- Alternative Investments
- Behavioural Finance
- Derivative Securities
- Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis
- Judgement and Decision-making
- Financial Risk Management
- Fixed Income and Credit Risk
- International Financial Management
- Big Data Analytics
- Practice of Investment Management
- Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Control
- Topics in Global Finance
- Industrial Economics
- Behavioural Economics
- Game Theory
Lectures introduce key theories, concepts and economic models. In classes you will solve financial problems and numerical exercises, analyse case studies and make presentations. 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.
Students on this MSc will typically receive between 26 and 30 contact hours per module.
Assessment is a mix of exams and coursework with your 6,000 word dissertation bringing all your learning together at the end.
A 6,000 word dissertation gives you the opportunity to test and apply techniques and theories you have been learning and to complete an original piece of research. You will be supervised and supported by one of our academic staff or Teaching Associates and will usually submit your dissertation in early September.
Skills from this degree
- A unique chance to be taught by two top academic departments to gain a deep insight into both Finance and Economics
- Elective modules to help you specialise, or explore new areas
- Apply to the QTEM Masters Network Program and spend up to an additional 12 months studying at one or two International Academic Partners, completing an internship, and taking part in a global Data Challenge with fellow QTEM students
- Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches
Minimum requirements First Class Honours degree or a high 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. We accept a range of language tests. Please refer to our website for more detail.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Additional Course Costs
Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.
Students are required to purchase their own textbooks.
We have over £1 million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 15% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.
WBS CareersPlus service
We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews. We regularly post job opportunities, events and workshops on our bespoke online learning environment my.wbs.
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.