Online MSc in Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets)


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Program Description

From political uncertainty to finance and recruitment demands, economics is integral to everyday decision-making. The University of Bath recognises the importance of this, the online MSc Applied Economics with Banking and Financial Markets takes you beyond the research papers and into the real world, giving you insights you can put into action from day one.

During this online MSc Applied Economics, you will learn how to analyse, interpret and critically evaluate economic data and research, how to use micro and macroeconomics to guide strategic decision-making. During the 100% online course you will learn how to apply these principles you have learnt to real-world economics and policy issues, and even your own research projects.

The online master’s in economics is run by the Department of Economics, recognised globally for its research in economic theory, econometrics and finance. The course is led by active, published researchers with years of experience in economics who will teach, support and inspire you throughout your studies.

Enhance your career prospects

At the University of Bath, your employability is our biggest focus. Our course is bursting with contemporary ideas and unique case studies, providing you with all the theoretical knowledge, practical experience and confidence for a long & successful career in banking and finance. The Guardian in 2018 rated the undergraduate economics courses top for career prospects after six months. So, if you want to enhance your prospects and become an economics expert at your company, we can make it happen.

By emphasising practice over theory, it provides time-pressed professionals with the opportunity to further their career prospects in economics, banking and finance.


  • Principles of Economics, Statistics and Mathematics
  • Applied Microeconomics A
  • Applied Microeconomics B
  • Applied Macroeconomics A
  • Applied Macroeconomics B
  • Applied Econometrics A
  • Applied Econometrics B
  • Strategic Decision Making & Games A
  • Strategic Decision Making & Games B
  • Economics of Financial Institutions
  • International Monetary Policy & Institutions
  • Financial Markets
  • Applied Financial Economics
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Masters Project

Entry Requirements

To apply for the online MSc Applied Economics you’ll need the following:

  • Typically you should have a first or second class bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent. 
  • Plus A-level Maths (or at least one passed maths unit at degree level)
  • International students: Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

If you completed your degree in the UK within the last 2 years prior to the start of the course, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Interactive online learning

This 100% online course provides you with the same engaging and inspiring teaching as the campus course but affords professionals the flexibility to tailor their learning around their lifestyle and career.

  • Engaging video content
  • Real-life case studies
  • Interaction and networking
  • Comprehensive digital resources

You will learn via immersive video material and real-life case studies, as well as benefit from direct and regular communication with other students and lecturers. The online MSc Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) is a passage to cutting-edge research and sought-after careers, for those with work and lifestyle commitments.

Economics for the real world with the University of Bath

Last updated Jan 2021

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