About

The Economics and Finance program offered by the University of Leeds is developed and delivered by highly qualified staff with research and consultancy expertise. You’ll take an open-minded approach to economic problems, studying current mainstream theoretical and applied techniques alongside a range of alternative critical perspectives, equipping you to meet the growing demand for economics that can address and resolve real-world problems.

Career opportunities

This course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to pursue a career in finance and economics, and certifies your abilities for prospective employers. It also provides a sound basis for you to study at PhD level.

Graduates of our MSc Economics and Finance at University of Leeds have careers worldwide as advisers, researchers and quantitative analysts in economic and financial institutions, consultancy and public service.

Accreditation

Leeds University Business School has triple accreditation from the three leading bodies AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Econometrics
  • Dissertation

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      92

                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    Academic Requirements

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Required score: Upper Second Class

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    General Requirements

                    A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) with a background in economics, finance or accounting. A strong grounding in quantitative subjects, with high grades in these subjects, is essential.

                    Documents and information you’ll need:

                    • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
                    • Two academic references
                    • A personal statement
                    • An up-to-date CV
                    • Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language
                    • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

                    Living costs for Leeds

                    • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

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

                    Funding

                    We award a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

                    There are several scholarships available for this course that you may be eligible for, including:

                    • Masters in Business Analytics and Decision Sciences International Excellence Scholarship
                    • Masters in Business Analytics and Decision Sciences UK/EU Excellence Scholarship
                    • Dean's Excellence Scholarship (UK/EU and International)
                    • Leeds Alumni Bursary and Excellence Scholarship

                    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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