MSc in Economics and Finance


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Program Description

Why this course?

Understanding the interaction between the disciplines of Economics & Finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in. Training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants.

The MSc in Economics & Finance was launched in 2014/15. The aim of the programme is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world.

The programme is jointly offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Accounting & Finance ensuring that you’ll be taught by experts in both areas.

You’ll study

The programme is centred on a suite of core classes designed to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in a range of economics, finance, analysis and quantitative methods subject areas.

You’ll be able to pursue your own individual interests and further develop specialised skills relevant to your chosen career paths through a wide range of elective classes.

Core classes

Core classes are as follows:

  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics for the Business Environment
  • Analysis of Economic Data
  • Further topics in Microeconomics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • Macro for the Global Business Environment
  • Quantitative Methods

Plus either:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications


  • Derivatives & Treasury Management

Elective classes

You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of classes from across the Departments of Economics and Accounting & Finance.


You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a challenging problem-focused or policy-relevant analysis and project. This lets you apply the skills and learning you've developed in the course of your taught classes.

Preparation for this component will include participation in the Economics and Finance forum. This includes opportunities to benefit from the experience of economics and finance professionals in business, academia and government.


Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students.

The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Relevant subjects include economics, finance, business studies and management science.

Consideration will also be given to applicants from a much broader set of backgrounds, including mathematics, environmental studies, politics, public policy and international affairs.

We’ll consider applications from well qualified and highly motivated students with any undergraduate degree specialisation. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field.

For students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde.


Graduates could gain employment in any job where a good knowledge of economics and finance is required. For example:

  • public sector
  • financial institutions
  • consultancies
  • international organisations
  • non-governmental organisations
Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Strathclyde Business School(SBS)is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation that shapes anddevelops the business minds of tomorrow. Strathclyde is one of a small percentage worldwi ... Read More

Strathclyde Business School(SBS)is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation that shapes anddevelops the business minds of tomorrow. Strathclyde is one of a small percentage worldwide to be triple accredited, holding accreditation from the international bodies, AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Read less
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