MSc Economics and Finance

Course Overview

Blending advanced economic theory and practices with relevant finance topics, this programme provides the ideal preparation for a finance-focused career. Work towards a career in financial and/or economic consultancy, trading and investments, or corporate finance. Graduates will also be well prepared for further study at PhD level.

Key Features

  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014)
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment or further study within six months of  graduating
  • High contact time – each module includes a 2-hour lecture (class sizes approximately 150 students) followed by a 1-hour seminar/tutorial (class sizes capped at 30) every single week. Interested in the facilities? Take a look at them here
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details. 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 180 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-D009Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Dissertation - Economics
MN-M006Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance
MN-M029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Microeconomics
MN-M030Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Macroeconomics
MN-M038Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics
MN-M511Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Empirical Finance
Optional Modules

Description

Our MSc Economics and Finance programme is a joint-honours scheme which aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in many of the key concepts, modelling approaches and research techniques deployed in key areas of economics (such as microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics), which also have important applications within finance.   The relationship between economics and finance is a very close one, and finance may be viewed as a particular specialism within economics.  Students undertaking this programme will therefore have a holisitic experience.

Entry Requirements

Students must attain a minimum 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an economics related undergraduate degree. 

Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5. A list of equivalent tests are provided here. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English you maybe exempt from this requirement – click here for further information.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of Pre-Master's training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification. Further details can be found here.

For students who fall significantly short of the general entry requirement we offer a Pre-Master’s programme via International College Wales Swansea that will allow you to enter our postgraduate programmes. Please click here for more details.

 

 

How To Apply

To apply for this programme, please follow the below link and you will be taken to the central University application system:

Make an application

Please note, students from Pakistan or Nigeria must apply via our in-country managers only.  Please visit the 'how to apply' sections of the country pages for contact details: Africa or Pakistan

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £8,050 £16,700

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Scholarships

The School of Management offers Developing Futures Scholarship packages worth £3000 towards tuition fees.

For more information, please visit academic scholarships

Bay Campus

In September 2015 Swansea University became one university with two stunning campuses; located in acres of tranquil parkland and on the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay.  All programmes delivered by the School of Management are now taught at the Bay Campus both new and continuing students.

The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus features modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.

By Campus facilities include:

  • Central support services for students housed within the Tower Information Centre
  • State of the art library and resource centre
  • Students’ Union
  • The Great Hall – incorporating the Stanley Clarke Auditorium, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across Swansea Bay
  • Extensive catering and grocery provision including cafeterias, bar, supermarket, launderette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach for all to enjoy.

Contact

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk