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  • Entry requirements
    You should have at least an upper-second class honours degree, or equivalent, in economics or a related subject. A good basic knowledge of relevant statistical theory and mathematics is also necessary, and students are required to sit pre-sessional statistics and mathematics examinations following an intensive two-week course in September.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Finance and Econometrics
  • Course description
    MSc

    One year full-time, two years part-time

    Programme description

    This programme provides advanced study in finance and econometrics. The programme provides training for those who wish to specialise as financial economists and econometricians in the private sector or government, or who wish to follow an academic career. The programme has a research dissertation component and has recognition as a Research Training degree by the ESRC under their “1+3” scheme.

    Those registering for the MSc in Finance and Econometrics take three core modules in the first semester and two core modules in the second semester. Thereafter you may choose the mix of modules making up your degree according to the options below. MSc Finance and Economics students are also required to take pre-sessional modules in Mathematics and Statistics, designed as refresher courses so that their background knowledge is at the level of required for postgraduate study in Finance and Econometrics.

    Programme outline

    Pre-sessional modules:

        * Mathematics
        * Statistics

    Core modules:

        * Quantitative Asset Pricing
        * Time Series Analysis
        * Financial Econometrics
        * Econometrics A
        * Econometrics B

    Study options include:

        * Macroeconomics A
        * Microeconomics A
        * Economic of Industry
        * Macroeconomics B
        * Microeconomics B
        * Labour Economics
        * Corporate Finance
        * Financial Derivatives
        * Advanced Asset Pricing and Modelling
        * International Finance.

    Assessment

    A written examination is taken in May for each course unit. Some units may also include assessed coursework. You will also produce a 10,000-word dissertation over the summer, which will normally include both theoretical economic content and applied results.

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