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MScMoney and Banking

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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If you wish to pursue a career in the financial industry, central banks, civil service or academia, MSc Money and Banking is for you. Our course provides you with specialised training in money and banking, and also equips you with state-of-the-art tools and methods in economics and finance. You explore topics including:

- Financial intermediation and money creation
- Commercial and investment banks
- The monetary transmission mechanism
- The implementation of monetary policy and its interaction with 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
Economic policy
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

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

Career opportunities

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree – many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.

Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.

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