M.Sc. Economics and Finance

University of Kent

Application deadline: As soon as possible
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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.

Contents

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.

Course content
* 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
Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). You then write a supervised dissertation between June and September.

Requirements

A good second class honours degree (or equivalent) in economics.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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