MSc Economics and Finance

University of Kent, School of Economics

Program Description

MSc Economics and Finance

University of Kent, School of Economics

The combination of a strong economics background with a financial specialisation is in high demand in the jobs market. This programme prepares you for work as a professional economist in the financial and banking sector, public sector and international organisations by providing an education in advanced economic and finance theory and econometric methods. It includes core modules in financial econometrics, financial markets and instruments, and the financial economics of asset pricing, reflecting the School’s research expertise in finance.

Programme structure

Core modules

  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Financial Economics and Asset Pricing
  • Econometric Methods
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Research Methods

Optional modules

Plus two options from:

  • International Finance
  • Advanced Microeconomics of Consumers, Markets and Welfare
  • Growth and Development Theory
  • Trade and Development


Teaching and assessment

The courses are taught by lectures, seminars and computer workshops, with emphasis placed on reading original literature and the preparation of seminar papers by students.

Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). The programme is completed by a research-based dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words on an approved topic between May and September.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
Full time
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United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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