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MscFinancial Economics

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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MSc Financial Economics will provide students with an advanced training in economics and in finance, acquainting them with recent developments and current issues in both areas. It will examine financial topics from an economics perspective and enable students to apply their analytical skills to financial markets.

Programme structure

The programme will be primarily targeted at students with an undergraduate degree in an economics-based degree but with a desire to obtain a technical training relevant for the world of finance.

With its blend of generic modules and specialist financial modules, MSc Financial Economics would be ideal for individuals wishing to embark on a career in the finance industry.

This course will give students an insight into financial markets and the world of banking from an economics perspective.

Compulsory modules (with credit weightings)

Theory of Finance (10)
Macroeconomics (20)
Econometrics (30)
Topics in Money and Banking (10)
Economics of Financial Markets (10)
Monetary Policy (10)
Options and Derivatives (10)
Dissertation (10)

Optional modules – choose 10 credits from the modules below

Development Economic Policy
International Trade Policy
Experimental and Behavioural Economics
International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
Natural Resource Economics
Corporate Finance

Career opportunities

Students completing MSc Financial Economics will have acquired the advanced disciplinary knowledge and competence in methodology and techniques required for employment in the financial world.

They will have acquired generic skills that are applicable across a wide range of career opportunities.

Career Events and Workshops

A range of career management, personal development and employer events are run each year to help students make the most of the opportunities that they will come across after graduation. They are advertised via the Careers in Business website, leaflets, notice boards, emails and on Canvas, the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE).

Careers Development Advice

Consultants provide individual advice services to help students realise their career objectives, including:

career review and objective setting;
job seeking strategies;
CV review and application advice;
interview and selection advice;
working in the UK;
international work enquiries

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States