M.Sc. Economics and Finance

Loughborough University

Application deadline: Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee:
  • £ 6,250 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 6,250 / Year (National)
  • £ 13,750 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2014
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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This programme is designed to help you understand the concepts, methods and application of modern macroeconomics and microeconomics. Training in economics is combined with quantitative skills, research training and specialisation in various fields of finance.
The following MSc named awards are normally available as pathways:

* Economics and Finance
* Financial Economics

All students register for the MSc in Economics and Finance. Paths leading to any other named award depend on the choice and availability of modules and dissertation topic.


Semester 1
Compulsory Modules

* Macroeconomics Analysis
* Microeconomics Analysis
* Mathematical and Econometric Methods
* Research Communication (two semester module)

Optional Modules (choose one)

* Financial Economics
* The Financial System
* Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
* Stochastic Models in Finance

Semester 2
Compulsory Modules

* Further Quantitative Techniques for Finance and Economics
* Research Communication (two semester module)

Optional Modules (choose three)

* Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
* Asset Management and Derivatives
* Banking and Financial Markets
* Comparative Banking
* Corporate Finance
* Credit Risk Management
* Development Finance
* Financial Market Trading
* Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing

Choice of Semester 2 modules may be restricted by the option selected in Semester 1. The School reserves the right to vary the list of optional modules. Option lists are published in September.


Students satisfy the research requirement of the MSc by dissertation.


Upper second class honours or joint honours degree in economics. Where the honours degree system is not used, high grades and a substantial economics and quantitative content.

Acceptable English language qualification

* GCSE English Language - Grade C or above
* IELTS band 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
* TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92


Departmental Bursaries and Scholarships

Many departments offer bursaries to eligible categories of students, and scholarships on a competitive basis, some of which cover all tuition fees. Up-to-date information is available from our website at or speak to the department concerned.

Loughborough Sports Scholarships

We aim to provide our sports scholars with first class coaching, sports science and sports medicine support, access to extensive indoor and outdoor training and competition facilities, a life skills programme, a high level of support and an annual cash award.

Our elite sports scholarships offer exceptional students targeting the 2012 Olympics or the 2014 Commonwealth Games all of the above along with a contribution of up to £3,000 towards tuition fees, facility membership (where applicable) and free parking on campus.

To be eligible to apply for either sports scholarship you need to have gained a place on a postgraduate course and be competing in your chosen sport at least at junior international level.

For more information email sports-scholars@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 226108

Music Tuition and Scholarships

The Music Centre offers subsidised music tuition in a range of instruments or for voice selected via open auditions. Those selected receive thirty minutes tuition per week for twenty weeks. The cost of this would be £250, but via the scheme, students only pay a £50 registration fee.

You must register your interest for the tuition at the start of each academic year. The University also offers up to three competitive music scholarships each year selected by an independent panel of distinguished musicians.

These are awards of £500 and the scholars are expected to give a recital in the Spring. For further information contact a.beavis-harrison@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 222960


University and departmental prizes and bursaries are awarded in many departments to postgraduate students who perform exceptionally well in their work or who contribute to the development of cooperation between the University and the local community.

Prizes awarded to postgraduate students currently include the prestigious Loughborough University Graduate School Prizes each worth £400, and two John Guest Memorial Travelling Scholarships, each valued at £500, awarded to research students to give them the opportunity to extend their knowledge of their subject, either within this country or overseas.

Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

The ALF is available to UK postgraduate (taught and research) students studying at least 50% of a full-time course who experience unanticipated and serious financial difficulties. To qualify, students must meet the same residence conditions as for student loans.

Postgraduate Taught Care Leavers Bursary

Care leavers from the UK who have recently graduated and want to progress onto full-time postgraduate study may be eligible for a bursary worth up to £2,660 which is intended for assistance with the cost of their study.

For more information contact j.sanders@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 222496.

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