International Finance and Economics MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Understand the impact of finance and financial markets on the wider global economy.

You’ll develop the technical and analytical skills required by the finance industry and learn about the uses of finance in developed and developing countries.

You’ll study financial and monetary economics as well as technical aspects such as corporate finance and financial econometrics.

Why choose this course?

  • With an Economics Masters at Sussex, you’ll be discussing the latest theories surrounding the biggest global issues of today – including poverty, trade, development and energy.
  • You’ll be preparing yourself for a prestigious career, whether it be in government, consultancy, banking or within an NGO.
  • Our faculty integrate their research into their teaching so you learn from some of the top global thinkers in economy how to apply economic theory to contemporary topics. 

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with GPA 3.5/5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 65%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 3.0/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 12/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 'very good' overall, or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should show evidence of your ability in either economics or quantitative subjects such as mathematics or statistics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

Personal statementYes

A personal statement is a piece of writing that you submit as part of your application. It should show us that you are the right person for Sussex by telling us why you want to study your course. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Pre-Masters

Need to boost your academic skills for your taught course? Find out about Pre-Masters routes

Application deadlines

1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Course details

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at pgbmec@sussex.ac.uk

How will I study?

The eight core modules are assessed by unseen examinations, presentations and a term paper.

The applied finance research project is the final assessment unit, supervised by faculty, to help you develop your skills as a researcher.

Modules

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

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Reader in Economics

Research interests

Anti-dumping, Brexit, EU trade policy, Free Trade Agreements, Post Brexit Trade Policy, Trade policy, World trading system

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Dr Iftikhar Hussain

Dr Iftikhar Hussain

Lecturer in Economics

Research interests

Applied microeconomics, Development Economics, Economics of Education, Labour economics

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Dr Julie Litchfield

Dr Julie Litchfield

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Research interests

Applied Economics, Conflict and violence, Development Economics, Migration, Poverty

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Dr Paolo Masella

Dr Paolo Masella

Reader in Economics

Research interests

Development Economics, Labour economics, Political economy

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Prof Andy Mckay

Prof Andy Mckay

Professor of Development Economics

Research interests

Africa, Inequality, labour, Poverty, Structural change and economic growth, vietnam

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Dr Alexander Moradi

Dr Alexander Moradi

Reader in Economics

Research interests

African Economic HIstory, Applied Economics, Development Economics

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Prof Andrew Newell

Prof Andrew Newell

Professor Of Economics

Research interests

Demographic transition, global inequality, Poverty

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Dr Vikram Pathania

Dr Vikram Pathania

Reader in Economics

Research interests

Applied microeconomics, Behavioural economics, Development Economics, Health economics, Public health, public policy

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Dr Dimitra Petropoulou

Dr Dimitra Petropoulou

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

Industrial organisation, International Trade, Political economy

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Prof Barry Reilly

Prof Barry Reilly

Professor of Econometrics

Research interests

Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Economics of Sport, Labour economics

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Dr Sanchari Roy

Dr Sanchari Roy

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Research interests

Applied microeconomics, Development Economics, gender and development

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Dr Shqiponja Telhaj

Dr Shqiponja Telhaj

Reader in Economics

Research interests

Applied microeconomics, Economics of Education, Labour economics

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Prof Richard Tol

Prof Richard Tol

Professor of Economics

Research interests

Climate change, Climate economics, Economics, Energy, Energy economics, Environment, Environmental economics, Scientometrics, tourism

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Prof L. Alan Winters

Prof L. Alan Winters

Professor of Economics

Research interests

Developing Countries, Economics, International Trade, Migration

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Course enquiries

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Find out more about the Department of Economics

Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£10,600 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£10,600 per year
International students:
£17,900 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,280 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

This is a demanding course that has been designed in consultation with senior professionals from London’s financial sector. It gives you essential skills and knowledge for a career in international finance.

You develop transferable technical and analytical skills that are in demand in the finance industry and learn about the uses of finance in:

  • developed and developing countries
  • financial and monetary economics
  • more technical aspects such as corporate finance and financial econometrics.

Graduate destinations

100% of students from the Department of Economics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Our students have gone on to jobs including:

  • analyst, HSBC
  • economist, Central Bank of Ireland
  • research fellow, Overseas Development Institute.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

The MSc offered an unique chance to get deep insight into economic theories and methodologies for students coming from the field of business like me.”Deniz Kern
Ernst & Young AG Switzerland
Consultant Financial Services

Analytical Methods for Finance & Business Economics

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module starts to equip you with the tools of macro-economic, mathematical and statistical analysis necessary for the pursuit of international finance at Masters level. It comprises sections on macro-economics, basic mathematical and statistical methods and the use of appropriate computer packages (currently Stata).

Corporate and International Finance

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module covers the most important topics in corporate finance such as: capital investment decision-taking; financing andcapital structure; risk management; and portfolio theory. You will then analyse issues in international finance including: models of exchange rates; efficiency in foreign exchange markets; monetary unions; and international financial crises.

Money, Macro and Banking

  • 30 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module is designed to consolidate your understanding of the macroeconomics behind international finance, and of money and banking.

The main teaching will be done in classes but you will be required to attend lectures in money and banking (shared with undergraduates), and download and use a lecture series on the core concepts and tools of macro-economics.

Quantitative Methods for Finance & Business

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module provides an introduction to statistical techniques needed in the study of finance.

It covers parametric and non-parametric hypothesis testing with financial applications, ANOVA, diagnostic testing, regression analysis in a financial context and experimental design.

It provides the key tools needed for the FATSE module which follows in the Spring term.

Finance for Development

  • 30 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module discusses and analyses the major challenges and current initiatives in the creation of finance industries appropriate to, and effective in, developing countries.

Topics will include:

  • foreign direct investment and developing countries
  • banking and microfinance
  • migration and remittances
  • financing infrastructure and public good provision.

Financial and Time Series Econometrics

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

The primary aim of this module is for you to become familiar with a variety of applied time-series econometric techniques, enabling the confident and independent use of these techniques.

An important emphasis of the module is to provide you with 'hands-on' experience of econometric analysis through using a variety of economic data sets.

Monetary Theory and Policy (Masters)

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module has two main objectives. The first objective is to develop an advanced understanding of the objectives, environment and instruments of monetary policy makers. 

The second objective is develop an advanced understanding of the economics of the banking industry, its regulation and the origins of financial crises.

The module differs from the undergraduate final year option module of the same name by the nature of the class topics, which will relate the material to the needs of finance students, rather than economics students.

Research Methods for International Finance and Business

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module equips you with practical statistical and econometric tools for international finance, information about economic data sources and their limitations, an understanding of how research and analysis fit into the policy-making and decision-making processes and how to communicate with users of analysis.

Applied International Finance Project

  • 30 credits
  • Summer Teaching, Year 1 credits

To prepare a 10,000-15,000-word project on a topic in international finance. The project will be chosen from a set of topics provided the faculty and will be assessed on the basis of the applied undertaken, including defining the model, finding data, estimating results and interpreting the results.

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