12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £11,500 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme is designed for students who have a relevant undergraduate degree and require both research methods and subject-specific training in finance and/ or economics. It will provide you with the skills and advanced knowledge and understanding as part of the 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) funding under the Doctoral Training Centre.
This programme is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under its 1+3 system for funding postgraduate studies. It focuses on the development of the skills necessary to undertake research in the social sciences, and finance and economics in particular.
You take research training modules, made up of generic skill which are taught as part of the Faculty Research Training Programme, and subject-specific research methods and empirical techniques.
You take further modules, both compulsory and optional, in core subject-specific knowledge, geared to either economics or finance. Finally, the programme culminates in a 12,000-word dissertation (60 credits).
Teaching and learning take place in workshops and practical classes, lectures, seminars, team-based problem-solving groups and in supervisory meetings for research papers and the dissertation.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
At least an upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in finance, economics or a related discipline. Relevant professional experience may also be considered.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub skills.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) offers studentships under the North East Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). These are competitive, but there is a steer towards the Finance and Economics pathway, as well as advanced quantitative methods and collaborative research.
This funding is only available to students taking the Master's as part of the 1+3 route. Non-UK applicants may be eligible for the full ESRC award. Details, including eligibility requirements and application procedure can be found on the DTC website.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.