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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 International applications is 31 March 2017.
The deadline for UK/EU applications is 31 August 2017.
For further guidance on how to apply, visit: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/how-to-apply/

Online events

You can logon from anywhere to join one of these one hour events, which will include:

- Introduction to Leeds University Business School and Masters study
- Advice from one of our Professional Development Tutors, with examples of the career skills you can build and the major companies we work with
- Guidance on how to apply for postgraduate study from our admissions team
- Opportunity to ask your questions

The dates for our next online events are below:

- Thursday 15 December 2016
- Wednesday 22 February 2017

Open events

Our Masters Open Days are an opportunity to visit in person, learn more about our Masters degrees and meet our staff. Activities include:

- Presentations, talks and Q&A with academic directors
- Business School tour
- Speak to admissions, academic teaching teams and current Masters students

Our next Masters Open Days:

- Thursday 6 April 2017
- Wednesday 21 June 2017

Please visit our website for further information and to book your place: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/meet-us-at-an-event/

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

Student Profiles
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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 2017 will automatically be advised by our Admissions team.

Further Information

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


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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 2017/2018: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:
30 April 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

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


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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 2017/2018: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:
30 April 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

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


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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 2017/2018.
- 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 2017/2018.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:
30 April 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

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


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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 2017/2018: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 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

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


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Dean's Excellence Scholarship - UK/EU - Single Award

A full-fee scholarship, which provides a bursary covering tuition fees.For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters programme in 2017/18.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

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 Dean's Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
31 July 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

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


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Dean's Excellence Scholarship - International - Single Award

A full-fee scholarship, which provides a bursary covering tuition fees.For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters programme in 2017/18.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to all academically outstanding international students 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 Dean's Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
30 April 2017, 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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