MSc Financial Economics

Students graduating
A nine-month top-ranked Masters in Finance

Start date:


  • 9 months

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford


  • £42,890

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.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time studying the MFE programme. There are so many resources available to students, many extracurricular activities to get involved in, and talks from some of the biggest leaders in business from around the world. I never thought these experiences would be so easily accessible - Oxford has provided me with all these infinite opportunities.

Wenna Yang

Investment Analyst, PGIM Real Estate

Class profile

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


Average GMAT score


International students




Class size


Average age


Female participation

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. The team 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 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 2017


  • Barclays Investment Bank
  • Citi
  • Deutsche Bank
  • JP Morgan
  • Macquarie Group Limited 
  • Morgan Stanley 
  • PwC
  • UBS


  • Bain & Company
  • BCG
  • Deloitte 
  • FTI Consulting 
  • McKinsey & Co 
  • Oxera 


Learn more

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

Application deadlines

Submit your online application form and supporting documentation by your chosen application deadline for the 2019–20 class.

Stage deadlines:

  1. 2 November 2018
  2. 11 January 2019
  3. 5 April 2019

Interview decision

The admissions committee will review your application. You will be notified whether or not you have been short-listed for an interview or a direct offer. Coinciding with the stage in which you apply, you will be informed by:

  1. 23 November 2018
  2. 08 February 2019
  3. 26 April 2019

Final decision

After interviews the admissions committee will decide which candidates will receive an offer. Final decisions will be emailed to candidates on the final decision deadline of the stage in which you have applied:

  1. 14 December 2018
  2. 8 March 2019
  3. 17 May 2019

Applications for the 2019/20 class are open.

Fees and funding

The fee for 2019-20 is £42,890, which includes lifelong Oxford Union membership.

Applicants who are offered and accept a place on the programme are asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of £6,400, which is offset against their fees. The deposit is due 30 days after notification of acceptance.

Cost of living

Further details can be found on the living expenses page.

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Contact us

Please get in touch with any queries about admissions, fees or funding.

Fill out our contact form or call us on +44 (0)1865 288871.