Last Updated on August 28, 2023
MSc Finance & Economics
This course is now closed for our 2021 intake. Applications for our 2022 intake will open in October 2021 – we recommend applying early due to a highly competitive selection process.
Please read the University of Warwick’s prospective student update on Covid-19. We recommend you contact our Masters Recruitment team if you have any specific questions.
Discover how to apply your economics knowledge to finance with our MSc Finance & Economics
Explore the most advanced tools in finance and use your economics background as a springboard to increase your career options. Benefit from the combined approach of Warwick Business School and the Department of Economics, two of the University of Warwick’s top departments.
This course is ideal for you if you already have a strong grounding in economics, are highly numerate, and want to learn to apply your knowledge to finance. You will be considering jobs in the City or in the capital markets of your own country, in areas such as asset management, corporate finance, trading, financial regulation, and economic and financial consulting and central banking.
As the anticipation of jobs being challenged by Artificial Intelligence becomes a reality, we aim to share the skills and depth of understanding needed to design, develop, and supervise these new forms of financial intelligence.
In line with the CFA curriculum we have launched a new module on Ethics, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance, offering you the opportunity to study with a European business school partner.
WBS and the Department of Economics benefit from excellent links to key financial institutions and employers, and this course has benefited from industry recommendations.
Msc Finance And Economics Cambridge
The MPhil in Finance and Economics is a one-year master’s degree that runs from mid-September to late July. It is an intensive course combining advanced study and research, tailored for people with one year or less of work experience who intend to go on to work for the industry. It places particular emphasis on economic coverage of financial themes, beginning from the institutional background, moving on to careful consideration of how observed institutions should be modelled, and ending by relating existing models to data and discussing how these models should be improved when they do not fit the data.
On completion of the MPhil degree students should have:
acquired advanced technical training in microeconomics, and econometrics;
acquired, a solid grounding in the principles and practice of financial markets and developed the understanding of the tools necessary to make good financial decisions.
begun to acquire independent research skills and experience of putting them into practice;
acquired experience and guidance in formulating a realistic research topic and prepared written work to a strict timetable; and
acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of advanced economics to proceed to a career as a professional economist in industry or to a research degree.
The MPhil in Finance & Economics is designed for students who wish to obtain a one-year master’s qualification before leaving academic economics, and is not designed for students who wish to continue to the PhD programme.
The Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. The event is suitable for those considering applying for postgraduate study at the University. It provides opportunities to meet with academics, explore the Colleges, and find out more about the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.