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Economics & Finance (MSc)

Course Description

Why this course?

Understanding the interaction between the disciplines of Economics & Finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in. Training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants.

The MSc in Economics & Finance was launched in 2014/15. The aim of the programme is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world.

The programme is jointly offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Accounting & Finance ensuring that you’ll be taught by experts in both areas.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/economicsfinance/

You’ll study

The programme is centred on a suite of core classes designed to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in a range of economics, finance, analysis and quantitative methods subject areas.

You’ll be able to pursue your own individual interests and further develop specialised skills relevant to your chosen career paths through a wide range of elective classes.

- Core classes
Core classes are as follows:
- Foundations of Microeconomics
- Macroeconomics for the Business Environment
- Analysis of Economic Data
- Further topics in Microeconomics
- Principles of Finance
- Accounting & Financial Analysis
- Macro for the Global Business Environment
- Quantitative Methods

Plus either:
- Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications
- Derivatives & Treasury Management

- Elective classes
You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of classes from across the Departments of Economics and Accounting & Finance.

- Dissertation
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a challenging problem-focused or policy-relevant analysis and project. This lets you apply the skills and learning you've developed in the course of your taught classes.
Preparation for this component will include participation in the Economics and Finance forum. This includes opportunities to benefit from the experience of economics and finance professionals in business, academia and government.


Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students.
The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

This is an innovative taught programme with:
- a problem-solving focus
- a strong emphasis on students developing and applying their skills to real-world situations
- expert guest speakers
- teaching staff drawn from two world-class departments - Accounting & Finance, and Economics – that have high ratings for teaching, research and knowledge exchange


Graduates could gain employment in any job where a good knowledge of economics and finance is required. For example:
- public sector
- financial institutions
- consultancies
- international organisations
- non-governmental organisations

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

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

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Relevant subjects include economics, finance, business studies and management science. Consideration will also be given to applicants from a much broader set of backgrounds, including mathematics, environmental studies, politics, public policy and international affairs. We’ll consider applications from well qualified and highly motivated students with any undergraduate degree specialisation. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field.

Course Fees

2015/16: Scotland/EU £10,000; Rest of UK £10,000; International £16,000

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