Master International Economics and Finance

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  • Objectives
    The quickening pace of globalisation over the last quarter of a century has transformed the nature of economic relations in terms of the importance of trade and financial flows. National economies are now increasingly interdependent and an understanding of international economic and financial issues is ever more relevant to everyday life, both in business and the wider environment. The central aim of the course is to provide an advanced contemporary grounding in economics with particular emphasis on issues in international economics and finance. You will develop specialist knowledge of international economics and will acquire analytical techniques and research methods essential to undertaking research into current issues in the international financial sphere.
  • Entry requirements
    The standard requirement is at least a lower second UK Honours degree or equivalent in Economics and/or Mathematics and Statistics. Applicants with substantial relevant professional experience will also be considered. Those without the standard requirements can attend the Graduate Diploma Course in Economics or Finance prior to enrolling on this course.
  • Academic title
    MSc International Economics and Finance
  • Course description
    Course structure
    You take six taught modules, five of which are core and one an option, together with a dissertation of 15,000 words.

    Core modules:

    -International Economic Theory
    -Growth, Trade and Development
    -International Finance
    -Development Finance
    -Quantitative Research Methods

    Optional modules (choose one):

    -Corporate Finance
    -Financial Markets and Portfolio Analysis
    -Financial Risk Management
    -Emerging Markets in the Global Economy
    -International Business of China, Japan and South Asia
    -Economics of European Integration
    -Environmental Sustainability and Economic Policy
    -Advanced Econometrics

    A variety of methods are used including examinations, computer workshops, essays, reports, tests and case study presentations.

    Career opportunities
    The course will be of interest to graduates seeking careers in international economics and finance in multinationals, import/export companies, in financial markets or banking. Those already employed can update their knowledge and/or improve their careers. In addition, it can lead onto an MPhil or PhD.

    Attendance and duration
    -Full-time: 1 year, 3 evenings and one afternoon a week
    -Part-time (day & eve): 2 years, two evenings and one afternoon a week

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