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MSc International Economics & Finance

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

This conversion course is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction. It 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. As a result, this course also addresses key developments in global markets.

It will enable you to develop key technical, analytical and decision-making skills, and also help develop the personal skills you need to succeed in any career: effective teamwork, objective analysis and communication.

There’s an option to undertake work experience as part of the research project, subject to availability, which may particularly appeal if you are changing disciplines or career focus.

You’ll also have the option of undertaking work experience as part of the research project unit, subject to you finding suitable experience.

Watch Dr Dermot McCarthy presenting ‘Master’s degrees in Accounting, Finance & Economics’. It will give you an excellent insight into each of the Master’s courses we offer.

Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, January 2019


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


September: 1 year full-time. January: 16 months full-time


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

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. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the finance sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. 

What our students say

Rebecca Jarmolkiewicz

I’m really looking forward to expanding my knowledge. Post BU, I want to go into financial planning or consulting, because it ties in with my love of economics.

Hear from our staff

Dr Dermot McCarthy

There’s nothing more rewarding than when a student approaches you after a lecture to tell you that they have learned something new.