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Embark on an exhilarating journey with LSBU's MSc Economics, a course designed not just to educate but to inspire. This program stands at the confluence of traditional economic theory and the dynamic application of economics in strategic scenarios, making it an essential pursuit for those aiming to delve deeper into the economic forces that shape our world. At LSBU, we're not just about learning; we're about discovering, innovating, and applying knowledge to make tangible impacts.

Why choose this course? Our curriculum is infused with the latest in economic theory, enriched by hands-on experiences with econometric software and data analytics. You'll navigate through the complexities of international economics and trade, corporate finance, and the nuanced application of statistical methods—all designed to arm you with the tools to decipher the global economic landscape and influence strategic direction.

Reasons to study Economics at LSBU!

Central London Location with Industry Connections: Situated in the heart of London, the leading financial centre in Europe, LSBU offers unparalleled access to industry connections.
Students benefit from an individualised learning experience, gaining practical skills and the Bloomberg Market Certificate (BMC) during their studies, enhancing their employability and readiness for the global market.
Global Perspective and Diversity: Our focus on internationalisation fosters a multicultural community of students and staff.
We offer outstanding facilities and access to the software widely used in industry: Bloomberg, SAGE, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS.    
Ranked No.1 amongst universities in London for value added in Economics, according to the Guardian University League Tables 2024
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModeFull-time Duration12 months Start dateSeptember Application code5968 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModeFull-time Duration15 months Start dateJanuary; April Application code5969 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModeFull-time with Internship Duration24 months Start dateSeptember Application code5970 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModeFull-time with Internship Duration27 months Start dateJanuary; April Application code5971 Application method Direct to LSBU


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Entry Level Requirements

The MSc Economics program at London South Bank University (LSBU) is designed for graduates with a strong foundation in economics, finance, or business, aiming to build upon their existing knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in economics or related fields. The program also welcomes applicants from less directly related disciplines who demonstrate a keen interest and aptitude for economics.

  • A bachelor's degree in economics with at least a lower second-class honours (2.2) or a related discipline such as finance or business with at least an upper second-class honours (2.1).
  • Graduates holding a bachelor's degree with an upper second-class honours (2.1) in less directly related disciplines, such as engineering, mathematics, or other fields, may also be considered on a case-by-case basis by the course management team.
  • Non-relevant degree holders with at least a 2.2 honours and relevant work experience in financial services will be evaluated individually.
  • Completion of the Fundamental Level (Knowledge and Skills) of the ACCA examinations.
  • Completion of the Operational and Management levels of CIMA examinations.
  • Other relevant professional qualifications, including those obtained overseas.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 or above

Missing English and Maths qualifications?

If you do not have the required English and Maths qualifications needed to satisfy the entry requirements for this programme, we have courses available at our partner College that you can take to upskill in these areas. Find out more at South Bank College.

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Tuition fees for home students



Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees for Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses.

  • Full-time


    MSc Economics (SEPT) (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £10490 International fee: £16900
    AOS/LSBU code: 5968 Session code: 1FS00

    MSc Economics (with Internship) (SEPT) (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £11680 International fee: £18090
    AOS/LSBU code: 5970 Session code: 1FS00

    MSc Economics (with Internship) (JAN) (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £11880 International fee: £18090
    AOS/LSBU code: 5971 Session code: 1FS00

    MSc Economics (JAN) (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £10490 International fee: £16900
    AOS/LSBU code: 5969 Session code: 1FS00

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.


We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

International students

International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.


Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Full-time Duration 12 months Start date September Application code 5968 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Full-time Duration 15 months Start date January; April Application code 5969 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Full-time with Internship Duration 24 months Start date September Application code 5970 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Full-time with Internship Duration 27 months Start date January; April Application code 5971 Application method Direct to LSBU

Postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).


Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.


It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Suggested reading

  • David Alexander, Anne Britton and Ann Jorissen (2011). International Financial Reporting and Analysis, 5th edition, Cengage Learning EMEA.  (Chapters 9 and 23 in particular) ​
  • Terry J. Watsham, Keith:  Parramore (2015). Quantitative Methods in Finance, Edition: 2nd Thomson Business Press
  • The Economist. Weekly magazine
  • The Financial Times. Daily newspaper

All modules are assessed by a mix of coursework, individual and group presentations and written exams. A typical 20 credit taught module involves a total of 200 study hours (52 contact hours and 148 group and private study hours).

The use of Bloomberg is embedded within modules.

Core modules

  • Economics & Contemporary Policy
    Delves into the nexus of economic theory and current policy debates, offering students the analytical tools to engage with contemporary economic challenges.
  • International Economics & Trade
    It focuses on the dynamics of global trade and economics, equipping students with the understanding necessary to navigate and influence international economic policies.
  • International Finance and Investment
    Explores international financial markets, investment strategies, and the economic underpinnings of financial decision-making in a global context.
  • Corporate Financial Management
    Provides insights into corporate finance, including investment analysis, capital structure, and financial risk management, crucial for strategic financial planning and management.
  • Econometrics & Data Analytics
    A module where students learn to apply statistical and econometric methods to economic data, gaining hands-on experience with industry-standard software.
  • Research Methods
    Preparing students for their capstone project, this 20-credit core module covers various research methodologies and techniques essential for economic analysis.
  • Capstone Project
    A significant, 60-credit core module allowing students to conduct in-depth research on an economic issue of their choosing, applying the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course.


    Specialist industry software prepares our students with the digital skills that employers' value. Students on our programmes have access to Bloomberg, SAGE, FAME, NVivo, and SPSS.

    Read more about LSBU Business School's specialist facilities and software.

    Students using Bloomberg facilities


    Employability Service

    The MSc Economics course at LSBU is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in economics, finance, and policy-making. The program emphasises applied economic research, critical analytical skills, and practical experience with industry-standard software. Graduates are well-prepared for roles such as Economic Analyst, Financial Consultant, Policy Advisor, and Research Analyst, in sectors including financial services, government agencies, and international organisations. The curriculum, deeply rooted in contemporary economic issues, also provides a solid foundation for further study, including PhD programs. LSBU alumni have advanced to positions within prestigious firms and institutions, underlining the program's strong employability focus.


    You can also choose to apply for the course with an internship by applying for the MSc Economics (with Internship) course option. This option provides you with the chance to put theory into practice, applying your personalised business approach in a setting of your choosing. If you apply for the course with internship, you will spend 12 months studying a variety of modules and then spend 12 months doing an extended internship to apply the knowledge you have gained, putting it in to practice. Please see How to Apply for further information.

    At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

    • Free employability workshops and events for students all year round, more details can be found in our event section.
    • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
    • LSBU Careers Hub offers group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and support, guidance on future careers, as well as loads of career resources, connecting you with employers, exciting events, 1-1 support and relevant workshops.

    Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

    Teaching and Assessment

    Teaching and learning

    You will benefit from the department's experienced lecturers, excellent learning materials, and small class sizes. Workshops, seminars, case studies and student-led discussions facilitate more active modes of learning. You'll receive training in the use of Stata and Bloomberg during seminar sessions and in the development of assignments.

    The delivery modes and class types are comprised of a variety of online and face-to-face tutorials, seminars based on discussions of current economic developments and lab exercises using relevant statistical software.

    Personal Tutoring

    As a postgraduate student in the Business School, your personal development and well being is very important to us, so we have developed a personal tutoring system that is tailored to your individual and group needs.

    Firstly, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will be available to you on a 1:1 basis as well as facilitating group personal tutoring sessions, designed to enhance your academic and personal development within your postgraduate degree programme.

    In addition to an allocated personal tutor, there will also be a personal tutor available ‘on call’ in a designated room, called ‘Talk’, for confidential 1:1 pastoral care meetings every day of the academic semester from 9am to 8pm. This personal tutor can be seen by appointment or within a few minutes in order to assist you with any concerns that you may have.

    Our personal tutoring motto is that we want you to "Achieve, Succeed & Excel".

    Register your interest

    Contact information

    Course Enquiries - UK

    Tel: 0207 815 7500

    International team enquiry

    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189