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Our International Economics and Finance MSc will suit you if you have a non-financial background. It is also for those interested in a management career with an emphasis on finance and international economics.

The behaviour of public and private sector organisations is significantly influenced by international economic developments in the financial and goods markets. As a result, there is a demand in the market for individuals with a comprehensive understanding of:

-Economic and financial theory

-Policy dimensions within an open economy context

This course will suit motivated students who want to pursue careers in:

-Investment banking

-Financial research

-Financial trading

What you'll learn

You will gain an international perspective in the role of finance and monetary policy. You will learn to understand and analyse:

-International finance markets

-The international trading system

-The role played by key supranational institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO)

You will develop a comprehensive set of technical and quantitative skills that are highly regarded in the private sector.

Advanced software

Where possible you will have access to advanced statistical software including:









You will also have access to a number of financial databases including:


-Thompson Financial's DataStream







Your development

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

-Deploy the main analytical techniques in the area of finance and have an advanced capability with some of these techniques

-Critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques

-Synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

-Exercise responsibility and leadership in group projects

-Apply knowledge, skills and understanding to complex issues within finance and related industries

Recognition by professional bodies

Chartered Banker Institute

Benefit from our Chartered Banker Institute  Centre of Excellence status. This course has a Chartered Banker pathway so you can achieve the Associated or full Member status of the Chartered Banker Institute. 


Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

  • a high quality teaching environment
  • innovative programming
  • active engagement with industry.


This course is modular, comprising 180 credits. 

Guest lectures and networking opportunities

Practitioners from the world of finance and business give guest lectures every year, providing insight into career paths and job roles. You will interact with these experts to identify career opportunities and develop strategies on how to progress in your career.

You can view the profiles of some of our previous guest lecturers to get an idea of what we offer.

Throughout the academic year we also hold many events on campus that you are welcome to join. Events are topical and provide great opportunities for you to network with:

  • national and multinational organisations
  • alumni
  • peers.


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:

  • regional, national and international thought leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professions.

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café.

View some of the Business School facilities.

Visit the International Economics and Finance - MSc page on the Newcastle University website for more details!





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