Economics and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English
    Language

About

The Economics and Finance M.Sc. programme, offered by the University of Leeds, is developed and delivered by highly qualified staff with research and consultancy expertise. You’ll take an open-minded approach to economic problems, studying current mainstream theoretical and applied techniques alongside a range of alternative critical perspectives, equipping you to meet the growing demand for economics that can address and resolve 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.

Career opportunities

This course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to pursue a career in finance and economics, and certifies your abilities for prospective employers. It also provides a sound basis for you to study at PhD level.

Graduates of our MSc Economics and Finance have careers worldwide as advisers, researchers and quantitative analysts in economic and financial institutions, consultancy and public service.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Microeconomics 
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Econometrics
  • Economics Dissertation
Optional modules
  • International Business Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Corporate Governance
  • Economics of Globalisation and the International Economy
  • Distributional Analysis in Economic Development
  • Understanding the Global Economy
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                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • More details: International
                      • Applications made after 31.03 will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. 
                      • The latest possible application date is 30.06.
                    • Programme intensity

                      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                      Full-time
                      • Duration 12 months
                    • Credits
                      180 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus
                    • More information Go To The Course Website
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                    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 (Grade B2):

                      176

                      The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                    • 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

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Required score: Upper Second Class

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) with a background in economics, finance or accounting. A strong grounding in quantitative subjects, with high grades in these subjects, is essential.

                    IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

                    Documents and information you’ll need

                    • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying.
                    • Two academic references.
                    • A personal statement.
                    • An up-to-date CV.
                    • Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language.
                    • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

                    Funding

                    Leeds University Business School typically awards a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

                    There are several scholarships available for this course that you may be eligible for, including:

                    • Masters in Economics International Excellence Scholarships
                    • Masters in Economics UK/EU Excellence Scholarship
                    • Dean's Excellence Scholarship (UK/EU and International)
                    • Leeds Alumni Bursary and Excellence Scholarship

                    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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