London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

This interdisciplinary degree is taught jointly by the Department of Finance and the Department of Economics, allowing students to study in two of the most highly rated departments in their subject areas in the world. The programme draws on the School's strengths in economics, finance and econometrics to impart a rigorous and deep understanding of financial markets, grounded in financial economics and econometric methods. Students will learn about investments, asset pricing, derivatives, portfolio management and corporate finance through the coherent lens of financial economics. The programme provides a thorough exposure to econometric methods, including time series analysis, with applications to financial models and data.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
Short Course
Full Time

Qualifications required:

  • A 2.1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics or in the applied mathematical sciences with some economics courses. Degree should have had strong analytical content, including courses in calculus and matrix algebra, probability and statistics, microeconomic theory, and preferably also econometrics. All applicants must submit a GRE or GMAT test score. English language requirement for non-native speakers (TOEFL/IELTS).