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Course summary

Our Financial Economics MSc provides you with the core skills and techniques needed to understand the economics of financial markets. It includes an introduction to the fundamentals of financial economics, which means that this masters is suitable for those who have not specialised in this area of economics before. Our teaching is informed by the research of the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics. This work is incorporated into the modules we offer and you will learn from experts in their field. You will take modules in core areas such as consumer and firm behaviour, and the macroeconomic context for policymaking. You will also take a hands-on data analysis module with applications relevant to financial economics. Options are also available in financial and macroeconometrics and in the general equilibrium (DSGE) modelling techniques used widely by central banks and regulators. These modules offer advanced understanding of institutions, policymaking bodies and techniques used to evaluate policies.


In semester one, you will take modules in financial economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics and economic data analysis. The macroeconomics and microeconomics modules are designed with a focus on economic policy. In semester two, you will take two further required modules and choose one or two optional modules. You will also start work on your dissertation by taking a module in economic research methodology. After completing your semester two modules, you will undertake a 15,000-word dissertation, with one-to-one support from an expert academic supervisor. This will demonstrate familiarity with a particular area of monetary and financial policy.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a discipline with significant economics content; IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Financial Economics MSc at University of Nottingham - UCAS