MSc Finance and Economics is designed to provide you with an advanced training in economics, whilst enabling specialisation in the area of finance. This degree fits into UEA's Academic and Professional Programme, designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as pursuing a speciality.
The modules in Economics provide coverage of core economic theory and quantitative techniques. The modules in Finance offer theoretical and applied training in that field, including issues such as asset pricing, options and futures, company and market evaluation, international finance and specialised econometric methods. There is the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School. Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams.
Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, and programmes incorporate lectures, seminars, and practical work, including computer lab sessions. Teaching in UEA's School of Economics is informed by cutting edge research and practice; members of academic staff advise the European Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and other institutions, and their day-to-day experience in the running of competition policy gives a practical angle to the academic rigour of their teaching.
Ideal for those seeking employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and similar organisations. This degree path is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment or an academic career in Economics. Students are encouraged to attend workshops, seminars and conferences for experience and networking, some of which may take place in association with the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) or the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS)