The MSc in Finance and Econometrics is a specialist degree aimed at providing you with rigorous training and a strong analytical background in finance, financial economics and econometrics. This masters degree is ideal for those who aim to pursue careers as financial economists, quantitative analysts and financial econometricians in the private sector, in the government or in international financial institutions.

Our Finance and Econometrics degree will develop your financial expertise to the highest level.

Unique features of the MSc in Finance and Econometrics are:

  • This degree covers all the analytical tools and advanced materials in quantitative asset pricing, econometrics, financial derivatives, and financial econometrics.
  • Training in relevant mathematical and statistical methods and how to conduct, assess, and supervise both theoretical and applied research in the field.
  • Possibility to continue to MRes study upon successful completion of the MSc, with the option to progress to doctoral study in the School of Economics and Finance.
  • 5 scholarships available worth £5,000.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year Full time

Module Details:

Pre-sessional modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Core modules:

Semester A
  • Investments
  • Econometrics A
  • Time Series Analysis
Semester B
  • Financial Econometrics
Elective modules:
Semester A
  • Macroeconometrics A
  • Microeconometrics A
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Competition Policy and Regulation
Semester B
Choose one (or both) of the following:
  • Applied Econometrics (Macro and Finance)
  • Applied Econometrics (Micro)
Choose one (or maximum two) of the following:
  • Macroeconomics B
  • Microeconomics B
  • Econometrics B
  • Labour and Public Policy
  • International Finance
  • Advanced Asset Pricing and Modelling
  • Development Economics
  • Advanced Behavioural Finance
  • International Economics

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Student Destinations

Our masters programmes aim to produce fully trained, professional economists and finance experts who are ready to join a dynamic international community.


Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £11,650 International students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £17,800

Entry Requirements

    Undergraduate Degree – At the minimum a 2:1 or overseas equivalent is required. (A good performance in a higher degree such as a Masters will also be accepted)
•    Degree Discipline – Any degree discipline is acceptable, but students must have an excellent existing level of mathematics and statistics. Usually, our students come from a Mathematics, Statistics, Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Finance disciplines. 
•    Work experience and professional qualifications – Weight will be given to relevant work experience and professional qualifications but neither is necessary to be accepted onto this course.

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