MSc Finance and Investment (Economics, Money and Finance)

General

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Program Description

Key information

  • Degree: Finance and Investment (Economics, Money and Finance) MSc
  • Types of study: Full time / Part-time
  • Duration: 12 months full-time; 24-48 months part-time
  • Start date: September 2020

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Course overview

The programme is studied over one year (full-time). The academic year consists of two fifteen-week semesters, each containing twelve weeks of teaching. The revision and assessment take place at the end of each semester. While most summative assessment takes place at the end of the semester, some take place during the teaching period along with a range of formatively assessed exercises, essays and projects. In addition, after successful completion of exams in Semester Two, students proceed to undertake a dissertation.

Students take 180 credits worth of modules. In Semester One student takes four core compulsory modules in the analysis of economics theory and policy and quantitative methods, totalling 60 credits. In Semester Two, all students take two required 15 credit modules relating to monetary and financial policy. In addition, two further 15 credit modules are chosen from those offered by the School. After completion of the taught stage of the course, students proceed to take a 60 credit Dissertation that consists of two parts. First, Economic Research Methods (15 credits) provides an introduction to research methods including alternative approaches which are assessed via a critical literature review. Second, the Dissertation itself (45 credits).

Course structure

Year 1

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

  • ECON4043 MSc dissertation: Economics
  • ECON4044 Microeconomics: consumer and firm behaviour
  • ECON4045 Macroeconomics: Economic Cycles, Frictions and Policy
  • ECON4046 Economic Data Analysis
  • ECON4047 Economic Research Methodology
  • ECON4048 Monetary Theory and Practice
  • ECON4049 Macroprodential Policy and Financial Conduct

Optional (Group 1)

Students must take a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 credits from this group

  • ECON4050 Economics of Corporate Finance
  • ECON4051 Economics of Household Finance

Optional (Group 2)

And a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 credits from this group

  • ECON4052 international trade theory
  • ECON4053 development microeconomics
  • ECON4054 financial and macroeconomics

Detailed module information can be found through the online module catalogue. Please enter the module title or code when searching. Detailed programme specifications information can be accessed on the Online Programme Catalogue. 

Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change.  

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Careers and further study

On completing the programme, you may find the following potential employees:

  • Investment companies
  • Universities
  • Central banks
  • Business banks
  • Government
  • Non-Government Organizations

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships. 

Historically over 40% of our postgraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Entry requirements

Course Requirements: 2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content.

IELTS Requirements 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

Applicants whose first language is not English, and who do not have a degree from a UK institution, are required to provide IELTS. However, applicants from certain countries may have these requirements waived subject to the University of Nottingham Policy for Waiving English Language Entry Requirements.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Read less