MSc in Financial Economics

A nine-month top-ranked Masters in Finance

Start date:


  • 9 months

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford


  • £48,670

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.

Experience the Oxford MSc in Financial Economics

The MFE programme was an absolutely transformative experience because I felt stretched every second. The intellectually challenging knowledge, deep communication with practitioners, and the supportive career team helped me achieve my passion.

Yue Ying

Summer Intern, Citigroup

Current 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




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Female participation

Oxford Saïd 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. They 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 Oxford Saïd 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 2020


  • Morgan Stanley
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Bank of America


  • McKinsey
  • BCG
  • Roland Berger


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

The application cycle for 2022 entry is complete. Our application portal will re-open in August.


We operate a staged admissions process. You must submit a complete application by one of the below deadlines in order for your application to be considered. Deadlines fall on 23:59 GMT.

Stage 1 - Friday 28 October 2022 

Stage 2 - Friday 6 January 2023

Stage 3 - Wednesday 8 March 2023

Kira Talent

Upon submitting your complete application, you will receive a secure link to complete a Kira Talent video assessment. You must complete it by the below deadline:

Stage 1 applicants - Friday 11 November 2022

Stage 2 applicants - Friday 20 January 2023

Stage 3 applicants - Wednesday 22 March 2023


Decisions will be released by the below dates:

Stage 1 - Friday 9 December 2022

Stage 2 - Wednesday 1 March 2023

Stage 3 - Wednesday 19 April 2023

Fees and funding

The fee for 2022-23 is £48,670, which includes lifelong Oxford Union membership.

Applicants who are offered a place on the programme will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of £7,300 to secure their place on the programme. This amount will be offset against their fees. The deposit is due around 30 days after notification of acceptance.

Cost of living

Further details can be found on the living expenses page.

Contact us

If you have a query about admissions, fees or funding please get in touch by emailing us at