Economics and Finance, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17000
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.
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About

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.

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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Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic 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.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17000 International
  • GBP 9000 EU/EEA

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

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