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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Explore new advances in financial economics through economic theory and applied quantitative methods to uncover a variety of dynamic and rewarding employment opportunities. You will develop an advanced and balanced understanding of modern economic theory as it relates to the ever-changing world of finance.

Benefits of this course

We help you develop new and existing skills, significantly enhance your specialist knowledge and prepare you for relevant work.

You gain exposure to the regulatory and policy aspects of finance with world-class academic training in theory, quantitative methods and a selection of applied modules.

Our teaching covers areas including financial markets, the roles of major financial institutions and deep empirical investigations.

A developed understanding of modern economic theory relevant to financial topics gives you a wide perspective to inform your future ambitions.

The dissertation track is also an ideal pathway to an Economics or Finance PhD.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)

Who is this course for?

This course will appeal if you want to specialise in either finance or economics after completing an undergraduate degree, or if you want to refocus your interests as a mid-career professional.

It will help to prepare you for rewarding potential careers in roles including quantitative analyst or financial economist.


When you complete this programme there will be many different career pathways open to you. Your ambitions may be shaped by the optional modules you take during the course.

You might consider working as a consultant in the financial industry, or as a banker or quantitative analyst. Many other industries require financial and analytical expertise.

Our recent graduates have secured roles including:

Economic Analyst at BlackRock
Cash Funding Analyst at Mizuho International
Quantitative Analyst at BNP Paribas.

The Financial Economics MSc also gives a strong foundation for further doctoral research in the field of economics.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,650per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 103

    69th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    152 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    128 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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