Studying this programme will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills. You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics and you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to the programme.
Graduates from the Money, Banking and Finance MSc hold high-ranking positions in financial centres around the globe. In addition to those aiming for careers in the private sector, it attracts economists currently working in economics, treasury or finance ministries, or in central banks, and graduates preparing for such careers.
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.
For students interested in this programme but who do not meet the academic subject requirements above, we offer a two-year Masters degree with Integrated Pre-Masters. Students with a 2:1 bachelor’s Honours degree in an unrelated subject area with some mathematical content will be eligible for consideration.
Dissertation (Economics) (60 credits)
Economics of Financial Markets (10 credits)
Foreign Exchange Markets (20 credits)
International Banking and Finance (20 credits)
International Banking and Finance: Regulation and Supervision (10 credits)
Macroeconomics (20 credits)
Monetary Policy (10 credits)
Topics in Money and Banking (10 credits)
Choose 20 credits from the following:
Corporate Finance (10 credits)
Development Economic Policy (10 credits)
Experimental and Behavioural Economics (10 credits)
International Trade Policy (10 credits)
Natural Resource Economics (10 credits)
Political Economy and Economic Policy (10 credits)
Risk, Uncertainty and Information (10 credits)
Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory (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.
A number of methods of assessment are used in the Business School, including assignments, group work, presentation, and examinations. Help and guidance on other forms of assessment will be given in the module in which they are used.
The MSc programmes at Birmingham Business School provide students with an advanced training in core areas of economics, while also enabling them to specialise according to their interests. They reflect the rapid expansion of the subject in recent years, and deal with topical issues.
The aim is to train students for careers as economists or managers in commerce, industry, banking, financial services or the public sector. Module assignments, and in particular the dissertation, provide an initial training in the kind of skills needed for the independent investigations which are likely to be important in professional careers.
For students proceeding to research training, the MSc programmes provide much of the basic methodology and techniques required.
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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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