MSc International Finance and Economics


Program Description

Key information

  • Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time
  • Start date: September 2019
  • Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)
Understand the impact of finance and financial markets on the wider global economy, with an emphasis on development and application.

You’ll study financial and monetary economics, as well as technical aspects such as corporate finance and financial econometrics.
You’ll gain the technical and analytical skills for a career in international finance – without extensive previous experience in economics or finance.

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at

How will I study?

The eight core modules are assessed by unseen examinations, presentations, and a term paper.

The applied finance research project is the final assessment unit, supervised by faculty, to help you develop your skills as a researcher.


These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

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.

How much does it cost?


  • UK/EU students: £11,450 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £11,450 per year
  • International students: £20,750 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,609 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2018. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans


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.


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.

Graduate destinations

100% of students from the Department of Economics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent University of Sussex Business School graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • economist, HMRC
  • postdoctoral research economist, London School of Economics
  • graduate econometrician, MediaCom.

(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers of Higher Education 2017 survey)

Last updated August 2019

About the School

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