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Who is it for?
This course will appeal to you if you want to specialise in finance and economics – either immediately after completion of an undergraduate degree or as a mid-career professional.
Developed to meet the increasing demand for specialists in finance and economics, you will receive rigorous training in financial economics and mathematics. It combines solid education in economic theory with exposure to the field of finance through several specialised options. As a result, this MSc will help you prepare for a range of exciting career possibilities, in roles such as financial economist or quantitative analyst.
You have the option of studying full-time over the course of one year or part-time over the course of two.
The Financial Economics MSc aims to help you:
Gain combined exposure to the regulatory and policy aspects of finance with world-class academic training in theory and quantitative methods
Develop your critical and analytical abilities in mathematics and economics
Prepare academically for a career as a financial economist or quantitative analyst
Acquire an advanced understanding of modern economic theory relevant to financial topics
Critically interpret current research in financial economics and evaluate its relevance to financial practice
Recognise the roles and obligations of the major financial institutions, especially as seen from the point of view of financial regulators and policy makers
Understand financial markets
Perform routine financial calculations, using widely available computer software for the purpose of forecasting, regulation and analysis
Undertake empirical investigations in the field of financial economics, employing appropriate quantitative methods
Develop a deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology.
Should you with to pursue further study, the dissertation track can also serve as a stepping stone to an Economics or Finance PhD.
Notes about fees for this course
Fees listed are for full-time only. Part-time fees are:
UK/EU: £6,630 per year
£8,160 per year.
If you are an overseas student whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required:
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four components)
Due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.
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