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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English language qualification, such as: * Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service in the US, in which scores of at least 580 overall and 4.0 in the Test of Written English are required. The computer-based test requires scores of at least 240 overall and 4.0 in essay-writing. * The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) test, administered by the British Council, in which scores of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5 are required. Academic entry requirements: * You will need a good first degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a first degree will be considered on the basis of their relevant work experience and potential for benefiting from the programme. * International applicants may be asked to take GMAT, in which a score of at least 600 and an AWA of 4.0 are required.
  • Academic Title
    Economics and Finance MA
  • Course description
    The MA Economics and Finance is a recognised postgraduate qualification that is valued by employers in both the public and private sectors, and provides a sound basis for postgraduate research.

    The programme provides exposure to advanced economics and finance concepts and theories, which are academically rigorous and have practical application in the workplace. It is delivered by highly qualified teaching staff with research and consultancy expertise in economics. This is complimented by support for your personal development through cooperative and participatory approaches to learning, and opportunities to share your ideas and experiences with students from a range of backgrounds, cultures and countries.

    12 months full-time

    What you study
    Compulsory modules (90 credits)

    Semester 1

    -International Business Finance (15 credits)
    -Macroeconomics 1 (15 credits)
    -Microeconomics (15 credits)
    -Quantitative Research Methods (15 credits)
    -Financial Economics (15 credits)

    Semester 2

    -Applied Econometrics (15 credits)


    -Optional modules (45 credits to be selected)


    -Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
    -International Banking and Finance (15 credits)
    -Economics of Globalisation & International Economy (15 credits)
    -Topics in Financial Economics (15 credits)


    Dissertation (45 credits)

    Total 180 credits

    How you study
    All modules incorporate taught lectures and classes. June-September is spent doing a dissertation based on a research area of choice.
    On the MA Economics & Finance students experience a variety of teaching methods - taught lectures and classes, workshops, computer based teaching, case studies, group work and elements of self study.

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