Economic and Financial Development MSc (MSc)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 7950

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 12190

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About Economic and Financial Development MSc at Brunel University London

Graduates of this programme will be ready to deal with the challenges and complexities of the relationship between financial and economic development as regulators, policy makers and economists in a wide range of domestic and international organisations. At the same time, the rigour of the programme will prepare them for doctoral study should they choose to undertake it in the future.Entry RequirementsA 2.1 degree in Economics; Finance; Mathematics; Statistics; Physics; Engineering; or an equivalent qualification from overseas. All applicants would be required to have a minimum background in mathematics or statistics and economics or finance. However a strong background in mathematics or statistics could be a substitute for the required background in economics and finance. Course AimsThe link between financial and economic development is well established: the former is strongly linked to the latter and is possibly even a pre-requisite. However, recent events have brought to the fore the fact that for scholars, policy makers and regulators, who are ultimately interested in economic development, it is not sufficient to focus on macro-financial variables like credit growth in assessing financial development. Rather, it is essential to understand how financial markets and financial intermediaries themselves behave, to be able to not only promote sound economic development but also to avoid severe financial crises that undermine economic growth and development. The aim of this unique master’s programme therefore is to help develop an integrated understanding of key issues associated with economic and financial development. Graduates of this programme will be ready to deal with the challenges and complexities of the relationship between financial and economic development as regulators, policy makers and economists in a wide range of domestic and international organisations. At the same time, the rigour of the programme will prepare them for doctoral study should they choose to undertake it in the future.Course ContentAll our MSc programmes operate on the academic year basis, commencing in September and ending in the following September. Each degree includes both core and optional taught modules, which are assessed by a combination of coursework and final examination. The taught units are followed by a dissertation if the appropriate standard is reached in the taught component. Students can opt to take only the taught units and graduate with a postgraduate diploma, or may initially register for the diploma, and if they do well in the taught units, may to proceed to the dissertation for the MSc.ModulesPreparatory (Week 1):¦EC5521 Essentials of Mathematics and Statistics (0 credits)Core:EC5509 Introduction to Quantitative Methods (15 credits) EC5510 Financial Theory (15 credits) EC5518 Economic Theory and Policy (30 credits) EC5519 Economic Development (15 credits) EC5520 Topics in Development Finance (15 credits)Options (any 2)EC5522 Capital Markets and Securities Valuations (15 credits) EC5523 Financial Innovation and Risk Management (15 credits) EC5524 Financial Intermediation and Monetary Policy (15 credits) EC5526 Topics in International Finance (15 credits)Compulsory:Dissertation (60 credits)

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7950International course feesGBP 12190

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