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 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

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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.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Teaching on the Economics and Finance programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee
  • GBP 17000 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 9000 per year (EEA

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

    )
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
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.

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

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.

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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