Warwick Business School

MSc Finance & Economics


This course will be ideal for you if you already have a strong economics background, are highly numerate, and now want to learn to apply your knowledge specifically to finance to open up your career options.

Our study programme teaches you to apply the most advanced tools in finance and become confident in undertaking research in finance & economics on your own.

Graduates from this course are in high demand and go on to jobs in the City and Capital markets, in areas such as corporate finance, investment management, central banks, pensions, life assurance, and unit & investment trusts. Employers include Barclays, Bank of England, Central Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Accenture, Citibank, BNP Paribas, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, PWC, Reuters and UBS. Other alumni have gone on to study or teach at universities.

It's really up to you to shape your career locally, nationally or internationally – alumni from this course have gone on to work all over the world, in places like Argentina, Belgium, China, Greece, Malaysia, Switzerland and the US.

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsAcademic background in business or economics
Length12 months
Application Deadline

Applications for September 2011 entry can be made online at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pgapply ; we advise applicants to apply as early as possible. There is no official deadline for applications as we operate a rolling admissions system.

Application Procedure

The general entry requirements for this course are a first or good upper second class honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university and your degree would normally need to be in Economics or have had a substantial economics component. You will need to have taken courses in micro economic and macro economic theory at an intermediate level. Some competencies are also required in calculus and statistics.

If English is not your first language you will be required to take a IELTS test or it's equivalent and obtain a minimum score of 7.0.