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Financial Economics(Investment, Banking and Risk Management), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #310 (QS) ,
The course has an excellent employment track record.Since inception 100% of students on the course gained graduate employment.

About

The MSc Financial Economics course in UCC involves advanced study of the practices of investment, banking and risk management. Course modules cover topics such as:

  • asset pricing
  • portfolio management
  • international finance
  • financial institutions
  • capital markets
  • treasury management
  • derivative securities
  • risk management.
  • investment banking
  • corporate banking
  • trading/dealing
  • portfolio management
  • asset pricing
  • treasury
  • capital markets (equity, money, bond, FX and derivatives markets)
  • risk management
  • financial analysis
  • research

The course also involves an applied research project, using cutting-edge techniques and software.

The MSc Financial Economics is at the top end of graduate study in business/finance in Ireland and is designed for high achievers who wish to pursue high-end careers in financial markets, such as:

Programme Structure

Course Details

Candidates take taught modules with examinations over two semesters and then complete a minor dissertation. The taught modules are as follows:

Fund Management and EvaluationFixed Income SecuritiesAsset PricingSecurities Valuation and SelectionResearch Methods: 

  • a report writing/economic consulting element,
  • visiting speaker seminar series,
  • research methods training and
  • workshops on recent developments in financial research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The course is open to applicants with a 2.1 degree or equivalent postgraduate qualification in a business subject, or expectation of graduating with a 2.1 degree or equivalent postgraduate qualification in a business subject in the year of entry;

OR

Applicants with a 2.1 degree or equivalent postgraduate qualification in a related subject with a quantitative element such as mathematics, statistics, engineering, science, etc.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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