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The combination of a strong economics background with a financial specialisation is in high demand in the jobs market. This programme prepares you for work as a professional economist in the financial and banking sector, public sector and international organisations by providing an education in advanced economic and finance theory and econometric methods. It includes core modules in financial econometrics, financial markets and instruments, and the financial economics of asset pricing, reflecting the Schools research expertise in finance.
Our teaching is informed by the research and scholarship of teaching staff, and is aimed at motivating you to achieve your full potential. All MSc students take a module in Research Methods, which provides practical skills and knowledge for MSc-level research. Students have widely differing backgrounds in mathematics, so the first week of all our Master's programmes is given over to compulsory intensive teaching in mathematics.
* Core modules in Advanced Macroeconomics; Econometric Methods; Financial Econometrics; Financial Economics and Asset Pricing; Financial Markets and Instruments.
* Research Methods
* Two optional modules
* Dissertation of 10-12,000 words on an approved topic
Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). You then write a supervised dissertation between June and September.
A good second class honours degree (or equivalent) in economics.
|CAE score:||75 (Grade B)|
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