Finance and Business Economics

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Degree awarded: Master of Science

Duration: 12 Months. [Full-Time]

Entry requirements:

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance and economics subjects. 

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

You need to have studied a degree in economics, finance or business studies.  You must have taken a significant number of economics, finance and quantitative courses during your degree to at least second year undergraduate level (third year for four year degree courses, but accounting courses are not considered to be finance), and a major or specialisation in economics in your final year.  You must demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or maths.

Applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce, can be considered but must be able to demonstrate a very strong background in economics and finance throughout their degree and a final year major or specialisation in economics (as outlined above). Due to competition for places, preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor degree in economics or finance.

We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections.  


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £24,000
    International students (per annum): £24,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

Refund Policy

Due to the competition for places and limited availability, our courses require a deposit of £1000 to cover non-recoverable costs and secure your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.

The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:

  • you fail to meet the conditions of your offer (see below for further information); and/or
  • you are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK (proofmustbe submitted)

If an offer has been made specifying an English Language condition which you do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions for a refund to be approved. The English Language test certificate provided with your application documents will not be accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as such a certificate will predate the offer.

If an offer has been made specifying an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require the official university documentation showing that you have not met this academic condition from the institution at which you have studied, as evidence for a refund to be approved.

The Admissions Team reserves the right to refuse to refund of any deposit that does not meet with the requirements outlined above.


Contact us for further information on  scholarships available .

How to apply

Apply online

NOTE: There is a non-refundable application fee of £60, which you can pay using our secure online payment facility . We cannot consider applications until you have paid the application fee.

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Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 1339

2015 course profile These figures are for 2015 entry and can vary each year.

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Age range: 21-23
Nationalities: 3

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