Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years of part-time
Start date: September 2021
Apply by: 1 August 2021 (international), 1 September 2021 (UK)
5th in the UK for graduate prospects in Accounting and Finance (The Complete University Guide 2021)
Top 10 in the UK for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
Top 15 in the UK for Economics and Business (US News & World Report Best Global Universities 2021)
On our International Finance and Economics MSc, you’ll learn:
To understand the impact of finance and financial markets on the wider global economy
How to apply economic theory to the latest technological challenges
With an emphasis on development and application rather than formulae.
You’ll study financial and monetary economics as well as technical aspects, such as corporate finance and financial econometrics.
And without needing extensive prior knowledge, you’ll gain the technical and analytical skills for a career in international finance. This will give you an edge in your financial career – whether in government, consultancy, banking or with an NGO.
The University of Sussex Business School is accredited by EQUIS, the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. Accreditation ensures rigorous quality control, benchmarking against international standards and is acknowledged worldwide.
We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, we may need to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.
"The MSc offered an unique chance to get deep insight into economic theories and methodologies for students coming from the field of business like me."
Ernst & Young AG Switzerland, Consultant Financial Services
You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.
Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic): Standard level (6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component).
English language support
If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.
Admissions information for applicants
How to apply
You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system.
Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application.
Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part-time, to fit around your work and personal life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.
Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.
Analytical Methods for Finance & Business Economics
Money, Macro and Banking
Quantitative Methods for Finance & Business
Finance for Development
Financial and Time Series Econometrics
Financial Markets and Institutions
Research Methods for International Finance and Business
Applied International Finance Project
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Fees and scholarships
Home students: £11,950 per year for full-time students
The Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £11,950 per year for full-time students
International students: £20,950 per year for full-time students.
If you’re a self-funded international student, you’re required to pay a tuition fee deposit.
How can I fund my course?
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Working while you study
Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study.
The Sussex International Finance and Economics MSc gives you essential skills and knowledge for a career in international finance.
You develop transferable technical and analytical skills that are in demand in the finance industry and learn about the uses of finance in:
Developed and developing countries;
Financial and monetary economics;
More technical aspects such as corporate finance and financial econometrics.