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MScFinancial Economics and Econometrics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Our specialised MSc Financial Economics and Econometrics includes in-depth theoretical and applied aspects of econometrics to complement subjects in financial markets and corporate finance.

Our course equips you with the right combination of skills for rigorous analysis to underpin high-level policy advice or decision making in the fast moving financial sector. You master mathematical techniques and statistical analysis, and acquire a deep knowledge of how financial markets work and how to analyse them.

You investigate topics including:

- The theoretical foundations of econometrics
- The analysis of financial market data
- The economics of financial markets

We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have particular strengths in the areas of:

- Game theory and strategic interactions
- Theoretical and applied econometrics
- Labour economics

The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

Programme structure

Year 1

Economics of Financial Markets
Estimation and Inference in Econometrics
Time Series Econometrics
Topics in Financial Economics
Economic Development Theory (optional)
Economics of Incentives, Contracts and the Firm (optional)
Game Theory and Applications (optional)
International Finance (optional)
International Trade (optional)
Macroeconomics (optional)
Mathematical Methods (optional)
Microeconomics (optional)
Microeconometrics (optional)
Monetary Economics (optional)
Panel Data Methods (optional)
Political Economy (optional)
Theory of Industrial Organisation (optional)
Applications of Data Analysis (optional)
Banking (optional)
Behavioural Economics I: Individual Decision Making (optional)
Behavioural Economics II: Games and Markets (optional)
Computational Agent-Based Macro-Economics, Financial Markets and Policy Design (optional)

Career opportunities

With the skills and knowledge you acquire from studying within our Department of Economics, you will be in demand from a wide range of employers. We have excellent links with the research community, both in the UK and worldwide, and strong ties with the business/consultancy world, especially in London and other major financial centres.

Our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.

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