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Financial Economics

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
20880 GBP/year
14130 GBP/year
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About

The fascinating world of banking and financial markets is more than just headlines, it is the lifeblood of our collective global economies. The Financial Economics programme from the University of Birmingham is designed for graduates with an economics-based degree, who are seeking to train themselves technically for their career in finance.

Overview

The Financial Economics programme from the University of Birmingham 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.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation 
  • Econometrics with Financial Applications
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Macroeconomics
  • Options and Derivatives
  • Theory of Finance
  • Topics in Money and Banking

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 bachelor’s Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline
  • You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have taken at minimum: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics or Statistics, and Mathematics or a Quantitative module at bachelor’s level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20880 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14130 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14130 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government
  • If you're an English-resident, or EU student, you may be eligible for a loan to study a taught or research Masters in any subject. The government-backed student loan will provide up to £10,280

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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