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Finance and Economics - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

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. WBS benefits from excellent links to key financial institutions and employers including the Bank of England, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and many of our alumni.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

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

If you would like to view the core modules in more detail, please visit this page.

Optional Modules:

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


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.

Contact Hours:

Per module, the average amount of contact hours range between 26 and 29 hours.

Class Sizes:

The typical class size for this course ranges between 40 to 50 students.


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

Graduates of this course have gone into the following careers:

  • HM Treasury – Economist
  • Royal Bank of Canada – Market Risk Analyst
  • European Commission – Industrial Economist
  • Coutts & Co. – Investment Strategy Analyst

Visit the WBS events webpages to discover Masters events taking place at Warwick Business School.

To Visit Warwick...

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.

Essential information

Course Code:



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry requirements

First Class Honours degree or 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.

Department of study

Warwick Business School

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

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We have over £2million 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.
For details of scholarships please visit our website.

Additional Course Costs

Students are required to purchase their own text books.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.