Our International Economics and Finance MSc provides a postgraduate conversion course in finance. The course is for graduates from non-finance related subjects. A distinctive feature of the course is the international perspective on the role of finance and monetary policy.
You will learn to understand and analyse:
- international finance markets
- the international trading system
- the role played by key supranational institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO)
The behaviour of public and private sector organisations is significantly influenced by international economic developments in financial and goods markets. As a result, there is a demand in the market for individuals with a:
- comprehensive understanding of economic and financial theory
- policy dimensions within an open economy context
You will develop a comprehensive set of technical and quantitative skills that are highly regarded in the private sector.
The course builds on Newcastle University Business School's research strengths in finance and economics. The Applied Econometrics and Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications research groups inform our teaching.
This course will suit motivated students who want to pursue careers in:
- investment banking
- financial research
- financial trading
Graduates from the course have undertaken various roles including:
- Fund Manager
- Relationship Manager
- Risk Analyst
On a professional level, you will be to show the ability to:
- deploy the main analytical techniques in the area of finance and an advanced capability with some of these techniques
- critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques
- synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
- exercise responsibility and leadership in group projects
- apply knowledge, skills and understanding to complex issues within finance and related industries
Practitioner and research led teaching
View profiles of the academic staff who teach on the course:
- Dr Sara Maioli
- Dr Fabrizio Casalin
- Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos
- Dr Markus Jochmann
- Mr Simon Vicary
- Dr Roxana Radulescu
- Dr Robert Anderson
- Dr Bartosz Gebka
- Dr Hugh Metcalf
- Dr Diemo Dietrich
- Dr Nils Braakmann
- Dr Minh Nguyen
This course is modular, comprising:
- 150 credits of compulsory modules
- 30 credits of optional modules
- full time over 12 months
Throughout the academic year we hold many events on campus that you are welcome to join. Events are topical and provide great opportunities for you to network with:
- national and multinational organisations
You can also attend guest lectures which complement the study of theoretical frameworks. These lectures analyse the most recent trends in financial markets and banking industries. They also provide an overview of the available opportunities within the financial sector.
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry
- NBS8015 Financial Theory
- NBS8019 Research Methods in International Economics and Finance
- NBS8186 Introductory Econometrics
- NBS8249 International Finance
- NBS8251 Microeconomic Theory
- NBS8252 Macroeconomic Theory
- NBS8256 International Trade
- NBS8257 Applied Econometrics
- NBS8020 Dissertation
You will take a further 30 credits from the following:
- NBS8018 International Money and Banking
- NBS8187 Time-Series Econometrics
- NBS8200 Behavioural Finance
- NBS8202 Financial Derivatives
- NBS8204 Central Banking
- NBS8258 Advanced Topics in International Trade
- NBS8259 Cross Sectional and Panel Econometrics
- NBS8336 Portfolio Management
- NBS8337 Economics of Commodity Markets
Modules might change for your year of entry.
How to Apply
Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
There is a non-refundable application fee of GBP40. You need to pay this before we can process your application.
To pay your application fee and make an application please visit our WebStore.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of GBP 1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.