M.Sc. Economics and Finance

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP17000 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Loughborough University | Loughborough, United Kingdom
This programme is designed to help you understand the concepts, methods and application of modern macroeconomics and microeconomics. Training in economics is combined with quantitative skills, research training and specialisation in various fields of finance.

Description of Economics and Finance

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Our specialist MSc in Economics and Finance provides an exciting opportunity for you 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 transform organisational or government policy.

In short, it is designed to equip you with the skills of a professional economist, for careers in government, international organisations, business, or as preparation for PhD study.

Unlike a masters in finance, you will learn to understand and model issues affecting financial markets through the holistic 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.

This MSc also provides basic training for doctoral level research, including a sound foundation in research methods and economic theory, whatever your field of specialisation.

Find out more at: lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/programmes/eaf

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee
  • GBP 17000 Year (International)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (National)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Semester One

Core Modules

  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)
  • Research Methods

Optional Modules (choose one)

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

Semester Two

Core Module

  • Further Quantitative Techniques for Finance and Economics
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)

Optional Modules (choose three)

  • Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
  • Asset Management and Derivatives
  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Comparative Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Development Finance
  • Economics and Energy Policy
  • Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing

Choice of Semester 2 modules may be restricted by the option selected in Semester 1.

Summer

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

The core subjects and options may vary from year to year. For the latest information please check our website.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Economics and Finance

We ask for an upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifi cations in a subject which has a substantial quantitative component. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. For this, previous study of macroeconomics and microeconomics is desirable. Eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, and finance.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

5-week course: IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component

10-week course: IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component

Work Experience for Economics and Finance

No work experience is required.

More Information

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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