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Finance and Economics (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020 and January 2021

COVID-19: this course has two start dates

About this course

Learn in-depth how financial markets work and how money is organised on our Finance and Economics master’s degree. You’ll study economic analysis and quantitative techniques and learn about global capital markets.

This 1 year, full-time MSc prepares you for high-level finance roles across the world, and is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised training programme.

On this master’s course you’ll learn about corporate finance, economic analysis, financial economics and asset pricing. You’ll develop the skills to carry out independent research in finance and economics. Subject areas you’ll study include:

  • the foundations of economic and financial analysis
  • analysis of economic models
  • applying analysis to financial markets
  • economic ideas and research findings
  • test and evaluate economic models  functionality of financial markets
  • design, implement and manage independent research in finance and economics
  • presentation of ideas, arguments and research findings

You’ll have access to our Bloomberg suite which hosts 21 trading terminals, where you can work with real-time data, breaking news and powerful analytics.

You’ll look at economic theory and econometric methods across a range of topics. You’ll also gain in-depth knowledge of specific areas of economics necessary to undertake independent research. This will lead to a dissertation on a subject within an area you choose.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Dr Ianni is an Associate Professor in Economics here at Southampton. Her current research interests focus on microeconomic theory, and more recently, also in complexity theory, network theory, social network data and their use in public health. Visit Dr Ianni’s profile page to learn more about her papers and conferences.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.