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Course summary

The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (October/November 2022). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas The MSc in Financial Economics (MFE) is a full-time, nine-month programme that provides outstanding training in the tools of financial economics sought by financial institutions, companies and public organisations. The course combines a rigorous academic core with tailored practical applications, designed in consultation with leading financial recruiters. The MFE is delivered through the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and is run jointly by the Saïd Business School's finance faculty and the University's Department of Economics. This means that, unlike more conventional graduate courses, the programme features interactive classes, use of case studies, practitioner teaching, and proactive careers support. Throughout the programme, teaching stresses the links between theories in financial economics and key finance activities. Topics are chosen in the economics courses for their relevance to finance. The MFE has been designed in close consultation with a panel of advisers from leading financial institutions. Students can expect lectures, classes, and events to run every weekday, and should plan to also dedicate time to further self-directed study outside of these. The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics course offers:

  • pre-course training to become familiar with key concepts and techniques;
  • extensive careers support and learning, focusing on the skills demanded by both financial institutions and consulting firms usually in the UK and East Asia;
  • five required core courses in Asset pricing, Economics, Corporate finance, Financial econometrics and Ethics & finance;
  • five elective courses that are chosen from a wide range of topics to allow the development of individual skills and specialisations; and
  • the opportunity to participate in the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab, a co-curricular toolkit to tackle financial problems ranging from valuations to leveraged buyouts, to M&A transactions and more.


Entry requirements

For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For complete and up-to-date information about fees and funding for this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas.
Financial Economics at University of Oxford - UCAS