University of Leeds

Economics and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
  • English


You’ll look at micro and macroeconomics and the methodology of econometric research, whilst acquiring a solid grounding in corporate finance and the financial economics tools commonly used in financial services, quantitative investment analysis and research. The Economics and Finance course is offered by University of Leeds.

Taught by highly qualified staff with research and consultancy expertise in economics and finance, you’ll take an open-minded approach to economic problems, studying current mainstream theoretical and applied techniques alongside a range of alternative critical perspectives.

In this post-financial-crisis era, in which some previously held conventional wisdom has come under criticism, you’ll meet the growing demand for economics that can address and resolve pressing real-world problems.

Academic excellence
Our Economics department stands for a distinctive type of economics, which is realistic, interdisciplinary and policy relevant. We take an open-minded approach to economic problems, and draw on expertise from one of the major hubs of heterodox economics research in the UK.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Microeconomics 1
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Econometrics
  • Dissertation
Optional modules
  • Comparative Economics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Distributional Analysis in Economic Development
  • Economics of Globalisation and the International Economy
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Global Economics Co-ordination and Governance
  • International Business Finance
  • Understanding the Global Economy: Capitalist Institutions, Growth and Crises

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) with a background in economics and quantitative subjects.
  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.


We award a range of scholarships to UK/EU and international students. There are several scholarships available for this programme that you may be eligible to apply for. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

This course is recognised by the ESRC as a research-intensive Masters qualification and is approved for receipt of ESRC studentships. This means you may be able to obtain funding for the Masters if you have already negotiated a PhD place.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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