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Economics and Finance MSc

Gain an international perspective on the role of finance and monetary policy.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023


Gain an international perspective in the role of finance and monetary policy. Our Economics and Finance MSc is suitable for those without a financial background. It's also for those interested in a management career with an emphasis on finance and international economics.

The behaviour of organisations is influenced by economic developments in the financial and goods markets. An understanding of economic and financial theory and policy within the open economy is in high demand.

This course will suit you if you're interested in the following careers:

  • investment banking
  • financial research
  • financial trading

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What you'll learn

You'll learn to understand and analyse:

  • international finance markets
  • the international trading system
  • the role played by supranational institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO)

Advanced statistical software

Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:

Software may include:

  • Eviews
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Gauss
  • SAS
  • Maple
  • Minitab
  • R

Financial databases

You'll also have access to financial databases including:

  • Bloomberg
  • DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana
  • Global Financial Database


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Professional skills

On completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • deploy the fundamental and advanced analytical techniques in the area of finance
  • critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques
  • synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • exercise responsibility and leadership in group projects
  • apply knowledge, skills and understanding to complex issues within finance and related industries

You'll also be able to showcase professional, technical and quantitative skills. These are highly valued in the private sector.

If you're pursuing a career in research institutions or central banks you'll be able to gain preliminary training.

Professional development

You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. Through self-study, you'll complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets.

You'll be able to take part in a live financial trading simulation. This is delivered jointly with:

  • amplify trading
  • CFA annual global investment challenge

You'll gain insights into different roles in the financial industry and boost your employability.

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • data analyst
  • planning analyst
  • principal economist
  • auditor
  • corporate finance and research analyst
  • broker
  • senior Financial Analyst
  • PhD candidate


This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:

  • PwC
  • Bloomberg
  • Brewin Dolphin
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Handelsbanken
  • CLP Insurance Brokers
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Shanghai Greatwisdom Co. Ltd
  • Experian PLC
  • Siemens AG

Guest lectures

Practitioners from the world of finance and business give guest lectures every year. This provides an insight into career paths and job roles. You'll interact with these experts to:

  • identify career opportunities
  • develop strategies on how to progress in your career

Networking opportunities

Throughout the academic year we also hold many events on campus that you are welcome to join. Events are topical and provide great opportunities for you to network with:

  • national and multinational organisations
  • alumni
  • peers

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, nationality and international leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

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  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Roberto Bonilla
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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