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Economics and Finance (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Learn in-depth how financial markets work and how money is organised on our Economics and Finance 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 Financial Laboratory (FinLab) which hosts 21 Bloomberg 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.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Christian Kellner, an associate professor in economics. His research focuses on how people make decisions in uncertain situations, such as contract design or communication. Read Dr Kellner's staff profile to find out more about his work.

Taster lecture

Watch a taster lecture hosted by Dr Antonella Ianni - Associate Professor in Economics and Head of Postgraduate Programmes.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.