MSc Financial Economics

A nine-month top-ranked Masters in Finance

Start date:


  • 9 months

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford


  • £55,630

Programme overview

Propel your career with the necessary knowledge of finance and economics required by the financial sector.

Intellectually tough and highly practical, the distinctive nature of the programme will give you outstanding international training in the tools sought by financial institutions and companies, in a variety of different industries.

Saïd Business School finance faculty, together with the Department of Economics deliver the 9-month programme combining rigorous academic training with tailored real-world applications, designed in consultation with leading financial recruiters.

Experience the Oxford MSc in Financial Economics

I chose the MSc Financial Economics because I wanted to stretch myself academically, but also acquire the skills that the industry demands.

Lochlan Halloway

MSc Financial Economics class of 2021-22

Current class profile

Our students are a diverse group of high-achieving individuals looking to launch their career in finance or consulting.


Class size


International students






Average age

Oxford Saïd Finance Lab


Understand key concepts, processes, instruments and models required to be successful in financial services.

This co-curricular programme is led by seasoned practitioners with many years of transaction and market experience. At its core are a series of models that are used to evaluate and appraise situations from the real world. You will leave with a toolkit to tackle financial problems ranging from valuations to leveraged buyouts, to M&A transactions and more.

Drive your career development


Achieve your potential with the support of the Careers team. They will work with you on your professional development and future career planning.

The combination of the programme curriculum and the co-curricular programmes such as Oxford Saïd Finance Lab and Asset Management masterclass, provide a rich and highly practical learning experience reflecting the aspirations of students and employers' needs.

The Careers team were incredibly helpful! You can just drop in and get your CV reviewed, or schedule the best mock case interview where you’ll be confident for your next job interview.

Tim Scherer

Investment Banking Department - Goldman Sachs

Employers who recruited graduates in 2022


  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Credit Suisse
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS


  • Arup
  • Bain & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Strategy&



Upon admission, you will also become a member of an Oxford college. Your college is both an academic and social community that will enrich your time at Oxford offers everything from formal dinners and balls to sports and lecture series. 

The Oxford college system enables you to interact with students and faculty from other disciplines. Some colleges provide accommodation for students. 

Application process

Applications for 2024 are now open.


We operate a staged admissions process. You must submit a complete application by one of the below deadlines for your application to be considered. Deadlines fall on 23:59 UK time.

  • Stage 1 - Friday 27 October 2023
  • Stage 2 - Friday 5 January 2024
  • Stage 3 - Wednesday 6 March 2024

Please note, only offer holders in stage 1 and stage 2 are eligible for University and college scholarships.

Kira Talent

Upon submitting your complete application, you will receive a secure link to complete a Kira Talent video assessment. You will have one week to complete it.


Decisions will be released to all applicants by the following dates:

  • Stage 1 - Friday 8 December 2023
  • Stage 2 - Wednesday 28 February 2024
  • Stage 3 - Wednesday 17 April 2024

Fees and funding

The fee for 2024-25 is £55,630 for both home and overseas students, which includes lifelong Oxford Union membership.


If you are are offered a place on the programme you must pay a non-refundable deposit of £8,350 to secure your place. The deposit is due around 30 days after notification of acceptance. This amount will be offset against your fees.


Tuition fees must be paid in full by the programme start date in September.

Cost of living