M.Sc. Economics and Finance

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP17000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP9000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
This programme provides an exciting opportunity to gain an insight into the pressing economic issues of our times and learn how to assess, adapt and apply modern macroeconomic and microeconomic models to shape organisational or government policy.

Description

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The programme is designed to equip you with the skills of a professional economist, for careers in government, international organisations and business.

You will learn to understand and model issues affecting financial markets through the lens of an economist, assessing both the microeconomic impacts for firms, as well as the macroeconomic implications for the global economy.

You will develop advanced theoretical and quantitative skills, highly sought after by employers in the financial services sectors of industry and government, as well as transferable skills that will be of value for a range of other sectors.

There is the opportunity to specialise in various fields of finance. All students register for the MSc in Economics and Finance. However, depending on the choice and availability of modules and dissertation topic, it is possible to graduate with an MSc in Financial Economics instead.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP17000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Semester 1

Core modules

  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
  • Economics of Firms and Markets
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)
  • Economic Data Analysis

Optional Modules (choose one)

  • Financial Economics
  • Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
  • Stochastic Models in Finance
  • The Financial System

Semester 2

Core modules

  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)

Optional modules (choose three)

  • Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
  • Risk Management and Derivatives
  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing

Summer period

  • Dissertation: a 9,000 - 12,000 word supervised dissertation to be completed over the summer on an approved topic of your choice.

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a substantial quantitative component. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Triple accredited business school (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS)

The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

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Loughborough University

Loughborough, United Kingdom

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