This conversion course is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction.

This course has been developed with two key features in mind – the development of a strong capacity in economics in finance and the ability to apply these skills in practice. Furthermore, the modern world increasingly requires an ability to understand these issues in a global context. Therefore, this course also will address key developments in global markets. This course should be a great asset in your career by enabling you to develop key technical, analytical and decision-making skills. It will also help develop the personal skills you need to succeed in any career: effective teamwork, objective analysis, and communication.

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above.

Course details

Core units
  • International Accounting & Analysis Explore the principles for producing financial statements, outline the theoretical and regulatory framework financial accounting operates in and offer techniques for analyzing corporate financial reporting.
  • International Corporate Finance: The aims of this unit are to address the importance of the corporate finance function in an internationally diverse corporation and to offer a framework for assisting corporate decision makers in a complex, dynamic and inherently uncertain external environment.
  • Economics of Money & Financial Markets: A solid grounding in the economic concepts surrounding the monetary system and financial markets.
  • Global Economic Challenges: The unit aims to introduce you to economic theory and methodology as it applies to specific areas of applied economics. It does so in a way that demonstrates how economic theories and techniques can be used to address many of the most important issues facing humanity.
  • Emerging Market Economies: This unit intends to develop an understanding of the issues involved in emerging market economies. Its focus is on economic issues and the economic consequences of political and social aspects of integration and development.
  • Public Finance & Tax Policy: Following the global financial crisis in the late 2000s, public finances have become central in the academic, political and populist debate. This unit focuses on the revenue side of public finance with the aim of equipping students to evaluate the quality of the decisions taken by governments on maintaining and reforming their tax systems.
  • Research Project with Optional Work Experience: The research project provides Master’s level students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you and is relevant to the course. You will have the option to undertake work experience as part of the research project unit, subject to you finding the appropriate experience.

Programme specification

Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University's taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in the industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready.


Some of our Finance Graduates are now undertaking roles such as:

  • Advisor
  • Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Finance manager
  • Financial consultant.
Our graduates have worked at
  • Caspian One
  • Gates Group
  • LBC Consult
  • RBS.

Further study

If you want to continue your studies after achieving your Master's, you can look into our range of doctoral programmes.

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This course is Campus based
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12 - 16 months
9,500 GBP
UK/EU/Channel Islands: £9,500 International (non-EU): £14,750
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