As you study, you’ll use evidence and real-world applications to challenge economic theories and models. This approach is combined with finance theory and practice to gain a deep understanding of, and the capacity to analyse, financial markets, investment potentials and risks.
Combining practical economics with finance prepares students for professional roles in:
- The finance and banking sector
- Central banks
- Treasury offices
- Different offices at national, supranational and local government level around the world
Financial economists use tools and concepts to address complex problems, such as financial instability and climate change, and offer potential practical, innovative solutions, such as central bank equity purchases to combat recessions and carbon markets to reduce CO2 emissions. Economics courses often leave these practical problems aside, while focussing on teaching mathematical models that may feel too abstract. At Stirling, we adopt the CORE online platform, which uses an innovative way of teaching economics. Real-world issues are introduced in the classroom and contemporary economics models and data are then used to address them – providing you with ideal preparation for your future career.
This Masters course helps you to develop the skills you need for a career in the finance, banking and public sectors, opening the door to a variety of jobs. Financial economists are appreciated for their analytical skills, which they can apply to many areas and roles, such as:
- Market and investment analysts and specialists in financial and energy companies such as RBS, Coal Marketing Ltd, China Asset Management Company, China Investment Corporation.
- Consultants in global economic and financial firms such as NERA Economic Consulting, McKinsey & Company, Mackenzie Consulting Group, Oxera.
- Advisors, officers and researchers in Central Banks around the world.
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- Corporate Finance
- Quantitative Methods in Finance
- Economics of Interactions, Inequality and Policy
- Investments: Equity Portfolios and Pricing
- Investments: Fixed Income and Alternative Investments
- Market Dynamics in the Global Economy
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.
DisciplinesEconomics Finance Risk Management View 524 other Masters in Economics in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
- If you don’t currently meet the academic requirements for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need for direct entry.
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International21345 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21345 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Stirling
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.