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Financial Economics

University of Essex

12 months
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19380 GBP/year
12410 GBP/year
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About

The emphasis of the Financial Economics course offered by the University of Essex is on the ways that economic reasoning can inform and illuminate the financial decision-making of investors and the financial choices made by firms.

Overview

You gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of financial economics. In particular, you explore topics including:

  • Notions of risk and return in equity markets, both in the context of asset pricing and in the management of equity portfolios
  • Optimisation theory
  • How economic arguments work
  • The role of equilibrium 

Your future

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.

The Financial Economics course offered by the University of Essex you will gain key skills in the analysis of complex financial data. In addition you will develop key employability skills like mathematical techniques, statistical analysis and computer skills and acquire a deep knowledge of how financial markets work and how to analyse them.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations:

  • Santander
  • Ernst and Young
  • Amba Research
  • Indicus Analytics

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Econometric Methods
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Topics in Financial Economics
  • Applications of Data Analysis
  • Computational Agent-Based Macro-Economics, Financial Markets and Policy Design
  • Economic Development Theory
  • Economics of Incentives, Contracts and the Firm
  • Game Theory and Applications

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.

Language

English
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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.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree with an overall 2.2 in a discipline related to economics such as: Economics, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Physics or any other degree with a strong maths component.
  • The Degree should contain some economics components including Macroeconomics; Microeconomics or Econometrics.

Tuition Fee

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    19380 GBP/year
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  • National

    12410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12410 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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