Financial Economics

Study financial markets and how societies attempt to make the best use of their resources to improve decisions and outcomes.

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Key Facts



MA(Hons) Financial Economics

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Stage One

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


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Degree Overview

Focusing on financial economics, you will combine core economic skills with current and fast-changing theories around financial markets.

This degree starts on the same path as our Economics course. It is an MA degree, so is likely to appeal to you if you have a stronger interest in the arts and social science subjects.

Economists examine how societies attempt to make the best use of their scarce resources, so that they can advise governments, individuals, and companies on how to improve decisions and outcomes.

Traditionally, they have advised on investment, production, inflation, interest rates, and prices. Increasingly however economists also examine policies to:

address climate change
address inequality
improve healthcare
You’ll learn the techniques to specialise in financial economics, research and forecasting.

Our Economics course focuses specifically on the macroeconomic challenges of national, regional and global economies together with the microeconomic behaviour of people and businesses. An economics degree is an excellent foundation for your career as an economist but also offers scope to pursue a diverse range of high-earning opportunities.

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This course will be taught by the faculty of Dundee School of Business.

Why Study this Degree

The Economics option is more suited to you if you are looking to work as an economist or in directly linked civil service and government roles. The Financial Economics route is probably more suited to you if it's a career in "the city" you are seeking.

Many of our graduates have moved into financial planning, investment, insurance, pensions, and wider financial roles. We also see a number of graduates following the Chartered Accountancy route.

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.