The fascinating world of banking and financial markets is more than just headlines, it is the lifeblood of our collective global economies. Our MSc is designed for graduates with an economics-based degree, who are seeking to train themselves technically for their career in finance. With its blend of generic modules and specialist financial modules, this course would be ideal for individuals wishing to embark on a career in the finance industry.
Your employability options are vast and varied, our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities.
A 2:1 bachelor’s Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have taken at minimum: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics or Statistics, and Mathematics or a Quantitative module at bachelor’s level.
Dissertation (Economics) (60 credits)
Econometrics (20 credits)
Economics of Financial Markets (10 credits)
Financial Econometrics (20 credits)
Macroeconomics (20 credits)
Options and Derivatives (10 credits)
Theory of Finance (20 credits)
Topics in Money and Banking (10 credits)
Choose 10 credits from the following:
Corporate Finance (10 credits)
Development Economic Policy (10 credits)
Experimental and Behavioural Economics (10 credits)
International Banking and Finance: Regulation and Supervision (10 credits)
International Trade Policy (10 credits)
Monetary Policy (10 credits)
Natural Resource Economics (10 credits)
Political Economy and Economic Policy (10 credits)
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
Students will gain an advanced training in general economics, ranging from microeconomics to macroeconomics, and in the principles of finance.
They will be able to formulate modules mathematically and to undertake advanced econometric analysis, with emphasis placed on applying the knowledge to areas of finance.
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1 July 2021 is the application deadline for international students applying through the student route who wish to study in the United Kingdom.
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