MSc Finance and Investment (Economics, Money and Finance)

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MSc Finance and Investment (Economics, Money and Finance)

Types of study

Full time / Part time


12 months full-time / 24-48 months part-time

Start date

September 2024


Economics / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Note: For students who need degree verifications from the Ministry of Education of China, the verification document only states the degree title "Finance and Investment", without the specialisation in brackets, if any.

Entry requirements

Course Requirements: 2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content. Students should have taken and obtained good marks in quantitative modules (involving calculus and statistics) in their undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English, and who do not have a degree from a UK institution, are required to have the following English language qualifications before they can register on an academic programme:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element) or
  • PTE Academic: 71 (minimum 65) or
  • TOEFL (IBT): 90 (minimum 19 in Writing and Listening, 20 in Reading and 22 in Speaking)

Course overview

The programme is studied over one year (full-time). The academic year consists of two fifteen week semesters, each containing twelve weeks of teaching. The revision and assessment takes place at the end of each semester. While most summative assessment takes place at the end of the semester, some takes place during the teaching period along with a range of formatively assessed exercises, essays and projects. In addition, after successful completion of exams in Semester Two, students proceed to undertake a dissertation.

Students take 180 credits worth of modules. In Semester One, all students take four core compulsory modules in the analysis of economics theory and policy and quantitative methods, totalling 60 credits. In Semester Two, all students take two required 15 credit modules relating to monetary and financial policy. In addition, two further 15 credit modules are chosen from those offered by the School. After completion of the taught stage of the course, students proceed to take a 60 credit Dissertation that consists of two parts. First, Economic Research Methods (15 credits) provides an introduction to research methods including alternative approaches which are assessed via a critical literature review. Second, the Dissertation itself (45 credits).

On successful completion of the programme, students will obtain:

  • Advanced level knowledge of core areas of economics, monetary and financial policy;
  • Advanced level knowledge of core quantitative skills and research methods;
  • The knowledge and skills to undertake postgraduate research;
  • The knowledge and skills to conduct research and write reports;
  • The knowledge and skills to gain employment as professional economists or in other careers;

Course structure

Careers and further study

On completing the programme, you may find the following potential employers:

  • Investment companies
  • Universities
  • Central banks
  • Business banks
  • Government
  • Non-Government Organizations


Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships.

Please click here and find more information about scholarships.

Contact us

Admissions Office

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

T. +86 (0574) 8818 0182

Faculty Office of Humanities and Social Sciences

Room 306, Innovation and Enterprise Building (IEB)
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China