M.Sc. On Campus

Finance and Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science

10 months
32208 GBP/year
31584 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Finance and Economics programme from London School of Economics and Political Science draws on the School's strengths in economics, finance and econometrics. It is aimed at students who are interested in gaining a deep understanding of the theory and practice of financial markets.


This interdisciplinary Finance and Economics programme from London School of Economics and Political Science, taught jointly by the Department of Finance and the Department of Economics, offers exceptional graduates from quantitative disciplines the opportunity to study in two of the most highly rated departments in their subject areas in the world.

As we teach you not only how to apply and use various well-known models, but also to understand the fundamental concepts on which they are based, you will learn how to alter, test and adapt these models in new market environments. In learning what makes the models tick, you will develop an awareness of the assumptions on which they rely, and - increasingly important in today’s markets - of situations in which these assumptions can break down.

As well as developing your understanding of financial economics, financial econometrics, microeconomics and macroeconomics to a high level, you will have the opportunity to investigate two further specialist aspects of finance in elective courses.

The rigour of the F&E programme is recognised across the world. As the most academically oriented of our programmes, it provides an excellent grounding for students who are interested in progressing to a PhD in finance or in economics.

Successful applicants come from a variety of quantitative backgrounds including economics, mathematics, engineering, statistics, finance and others. 

Graduate destinations

Graduates of the Department have excellent career prospects relative to their peers. Our MSc programmes prepare students for a range of careers in investment banking, consulting and the wider financial services sector, as can be seen in the Department of Finance Employment Report.

Graduates of the MSc Finance and Economics programme go on to work in challenging jobs in a variety of organisations around the world. Examples of the types of organisations include investment banks, central banks, economic and strategy consulting firms, professional services firms and financial boutiques.

In addition to the internationally recognised research environment and academic rigour of its teaching programmes, a great advantage of studying at LSE is the reputation it holds amongst employers for producing high level graduates. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Financial Economics 
  • Financial Econometrics 
  • Microeconomics 
  • Microeconomics for MSc F&E
  • Macroeconomics for MSc F&E
  • Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets
  • Topics in Portfolio Management
  • Financial Engineering
  • Risk Management in Financial Markets

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in a quantitative subject, with at least a year of calculus and semester of linear algebra
  • GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants without a UK undergraduate degree and it is recommended for applicants with UK undergraduate degrees who did not achieve or are not expected to achieve a first class degree.
  • Applicants should have studied at least a year of calculus and a semester of linear algebra. 

Work experience

Work experience (either through internships or full employment) is not a pre-requisite; however, applicants who have some professional experience should include this in their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32208 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32208 GBP per year during 10 months.
  • National

    31584 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31584 GBP per year during 10 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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