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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 Economics
  • Course description

    One year full-time, two years part-time

    Programme description

    This programme provides advanced study in finance and related areas of economics. The programme provides training for those who wish to specialise as financial economists 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 Economics 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 Financial Economics.

    Programme outline

    Pre-sessional programmes:

        * Mathematics
        * Statistics

    Core modules:

        * Quantitative Asset Pricing
        * Corporate Finance
        * Advanced Asset Pricing and Modelling
        * Financial Derivatives
        * Econometrics A

    Study options include:

        * Macroeconomics A
        * Microeconomics A
        * Economic of Industry
        * Macroeconomics B
        * Microeconomics B
        * Labour Economics
        * Econometrics B
        * International Finance
        * Financial Econometrics
        * Time Series Analysis


    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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