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    Full-time: 1 year

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  • Last Updated

    03 January 2018

Course content

Combining core economics with relevant finance topics, this course is one of the few of its kind, and ideal preparation for a finance-focused career.

If you are considering work in a financial institution, consultancy, ministry of finance or economics, or central bank, our MSc in Economics and Finance is an excellent choice.

Bringing together a compelling combination of training in advanced economic theory with relevant finance modules, our specialist master’s is one of the few courses in the UK offering this mix of subjects.

Starting with a comprehensive refresher course in essential maths and economics skills, we will go on to explore how economics can be used to help address real financial issues such as the global financial crisis.

You will use a deeper knowledge of economic theory to gain additional insights into these events, and we will support your investigations with rigorous training in econometrics to allow you to interpret and analyse empirical data effectively.

The dissertation will give you the chance to work with one of our experienced lecturers on a topic of your interest and apply your knowledge to a specific problem.

Students have explored topics as wide-ranging as the potential impact of Brexit on the UK financial services sector to the effects of microfinance on poverty reduction in rural China. We offer a series of dissertation workshops in semester two to help you develop your research skills.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • analyse economic and financial data and critically evaluate existing research
  • understand the key issues surrounding major economic and financial debates and contribute to these
  • apply economic concepts to specific economic and finance questions
  • formulate an original research question and write at an academic level

Learning and teaching

Our teaching staff are all active researchers and regularly publish in the top economics journals, so you will be working with some of the UK’s leading thinkers in economics.

Graduate prospects

This course is designed to give you the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to secure work in a financial institution, consultancy, ministry of finance or economics, or central bank. It is also suited to those considering PhD study.

Our graduates have excellent employment prospects. Recent students have progressed onto prestigious jobs around the world, including:

  • Senior Credit Analyst (Deutsche Leasing China)
  • Analyst Developer (Schroders)
  • Private Banking Executive (Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, London)
  • Relationship Manager (JP Morgan Chase, China)
  • Research Analyst (Farringdon Capital Management, Denmark)
  • Assistant Vice President (HSBC Commercial Banking, Hong Kong)
  • Head of Market Intelligence (Cisco Systems)
  • Investment Specialist (TKB Investment Partners, Russia)

Others have opted to stay in academia and complete a PhD.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.


Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester 1

Semester 2


Optional course units

These optional units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment


  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars


  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical work
  • Written examination

Visit the Economics & Finance (MSc) page on the University of Bath website for more details!






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