Financial Economics MA (Hons)

School of Business

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

Date of entry

September 2021



Start date

September 2021


4 years

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

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.

View our full range of undergraduate economics courses.

Lauren McGivney
“I have the fondest memories of my time at Dundee University and wouldn't change my choice if I had my time again. Most importantly, I met the best friends anyone could ask for there. I couldn't recommend it enough!”

Lauren McGivney, Financial Economics student

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