M.Sc. On Campus

Economics, Banking and Finance

University of Glasgow

12 months
24540 GBP/year
12450 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Economics, Banking and Finance programme at the University of Glasgow focuses on the economic analysis of financial and banking issues.It is aimed at students interested in financial markets and banking systems, and those who already work in financial and banking institutions, as well as government organisations more broadly.


Why this programme

The Economics, Banking and Finance programme at the University of Glasgow will provide you with an excellent understanding of

  • core issues in open economy macroeconomics, including current account imbalances, exchange rate determination, and monetary policy
  • the empirical performance of economic models of exchange rates, including modern models based on Taylor rules
  • key challenges that face policymakers in the global economy
  • how financial markets and intermediaries influence economic growth and development
  • how financial resources can enhance economic welfare
  • how the three main elements of the financial systems operate: banks, bond market, and stock market.

You will be taught by specialists in the field who work regularly with global central banks and policymaking institutions around the world.

Once government guidelines allow us to provide access to labs, you will have access to exclusive computer labs which feature specialist financial and statistical software programmes, including Bloomberg terminals, prestigious financial databases, Matlab, EViews, Stata and Oxmetrics Enterprise.

You will develop the essential concepts, analytical skills and critical thinking you require to start or enhance your career in economic policy, and the banking and financial sector worldwide. 

Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

Career prospects

This programme is beneficial if you wish to enter or are already in a profession which requires you to provide economic analysis of financial and banking issues. Recent graduates have been appointed as auditors, economists and strategy & policy analysts for example, in companies such as EY, HSBC and Accenture. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometrics
  • International Macroeconomics and Policy
  • Modern Theory of Banking and Finance
  • Monetary Policy and the Role of Central Banks
  • Behavioral Economics: Theory and Applications
  • Business Cycles: Theory, Evidence and Macroeconomic Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 Honours Degree or equivalent in Economics or a related subject such as Finance, Accounting or Management, with at least 15% of credit-bearing modules in Economics and/or Finance at 2.1 level
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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    24540 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24540 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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