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MSc Economics and Finance


Course Description

Our MSc Economics and Finance takes a sophisticated look at micro and macroeconomics and the methodology of econometric research. It builds on this essential knowledge with modules such as international business finance and financial derivatives.

You will acquire a solid grounding in corporate finance and financial economics tools commonly used in financial services and quantitative investment analysis and research.

This Masters degree is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This means you may be able to obtain funding for the Masters if you have already negotiated a PhD place. Please our PhD pages for more information: business.leeds.ac.uk/phd

Careers

This Masters course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to pursue a career in finance and economics, and certifies your abilities for prospective employers.

Graduates of our MSc Economics and Finance have careers worldwide as advisers, researchers and quantitative analysts in economic and financial institutions, consultancy and public service.

The Masters degree also provides a sound basis for you to study at PhD level.

Apply now

The deadline for UK/EU applications is 31 August 2016.
The deadline for International applications has now closed for 2016 entry.
For further guidance on how to apply, visit: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/how-to-apply/

Open events

Our Masters Open Days for this academic year have now finished and the next schedule of events will be announced later on in the year. If you would like to receive email updates on upcoming events please sign up to our newsletter: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/newsletter/

Visit the MSc Economics and Finance page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Martin Scicluna Scholarship - UK/EU - Single Award

A £10,000 scholarship, which provides a full fee bursary and contributes towards living costs.For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters programme in 2016/17.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£10,000

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to all academically outstanding students from the UK/EU who are applying for a Masters programme at Leeds University Business School.

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Martin Scicluna Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)

The deadline for applications is:
31 July 2016, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Business School General Scholarships - 20+ Awards

There are two financial awards for University of Leeds alumni joining the Business School:- Leeds Alumni Bursary
University of Leeds graduates are entitled to a 10% bursary towards tuition fees. Leeds graduates with a First Class undergraduate degree are also eligible for the Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship (details below). - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Fully funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% bursary towards fees

Eligibility

- Leeds Alumni Bursary
If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants who qualify for this scholarship are also entitled to receive the Leeds Alumni Bursary (details above) and so resulting in a total award of 20%. For more information on eligibility and qualifying awards, please visit the Leeds University Business School website (listed below).

Application Procedure

All eligible applicants with an offer to study a Masters programme beginning in September 2016 will automatically be advised by our Admissions team.

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Masters in Economics African Excellence Scholarship - Single Award

One full-fee scholarship for an African student. To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2016/2017.
- Be considered a national of a country in the African Union
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

A particularly deserving African applicant wishing to undertake the following Masters programmes in 2016/2017:MSc Economics
MSc Economics and Finance

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Masters in Economics African Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)

The deadline for applications is:
31 March 2016, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Masters in Economics Excellence Scholarship – South East Asia - Single Award

One full-fee scholarship for a South East Asian student.To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2016/2017.
- Be considered a national of a country in the ASEAN community
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

A particularly deserving South East Asian applicant wishing to undertake the following Masters programmes in 2016/2017:MSc Economics
MSc Economics and Finance

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Masters in Economics South East Asia Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below).

The deadline for applications is:
31 March 2016, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Masters in Economics Latin American Excellence Scholarship - Single Award

One full fee scholarship for a Latin American student.To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2016/2017.
- Be considered a national of a Latin American country
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

A particularly deserving Latin American student wishing to undertake the following Masters programmes in 2016/2017.MSc Economics
MSc Economics and Finance

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Masters in Economics Latin American Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)

The deadline for applications is:
31 March 2016, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Masters in Economics UK/EU Excellence Scholarship - 2 Awards

Two full-fee scholarships for students from the UK/EU. To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2016/2017
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

Particularly deserving UK/EU applicants wishing to undertake the following Masters programmes in 2016/2017:MSc Economics
MSc Economics and Finance

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Masters in Economics UK/EU Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)

The deadline for applications is:
31 July 2016, 23:59 (UK Time).

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/



Entry Requirements

You should have a good first degree (2:1 or higher), with a background in economics and quantitative subjects.

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