Economics and finance are the drivers of our global prosperity and there is significant worldwide demand for technical expertise in monetary economics and finance. Most graduates from this programme move into highranking careers in global financial centres.
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.
There is a worldwide demand for those trained in the areas of money, banking and finance, which shows no sign of abating.
MSc Money, Banking and Finance is the Department’s MSc programme that attracts the most students.
Studying this programmes will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills. You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions and you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to the programme and take options in other areas that interest you.
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.
Why study this course
The Department of Economics is one of the leading departments in the UK and has a very high international reputation.
Strengths in many fields
The Department has particular strengths in the fields of economic theory and econometrics, international trade, money and banking, and economic growth and development.
Training and skills
An aim within the Department of Economics is to provide students with the necessary skills to succeed when they leave Birmingham. We believe that students and staff work together to ensure students receive the best intellectual training possible and that they develop personal skills which are transferable to the job market.
A career in Economics
At the end of your year studying with us, you will be equipped with the skills you will need to embark on a career in economics or finance, or to enter another profession, requiring the valuable transferable skills and insights obtained from an economics-related Masters degree.
We also hope that some of you will want to stay in the department to study for a research degree.
A good Honours first 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 a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.
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