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Economics and Financial Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #96 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
The Economics and Financial Economics programme at the University of Nottingham explores current theories, whilst providing students with research training and the core skills and techniques needed for analytical work on financial markets.
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Overview

 This Economics and Financial Economics programme at the University of Nottingham is influenced by the work of academics at the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM), which focuses on issues arising from the operation of financial markets, household debt and corporate finance. It also investigates the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy through credit channels, particularly when credit is constrained.

You will be trained in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, and will be provided with research training at the level required to progress to a PhD.

At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of financial economics, and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first finance research project.

Careers and professional development

After completing this course, you will be equipped with core skills and techniques for analytical work on financial markets. It is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue research at PhD level, providing an excellent stepping stone into a research career.

A masters in economics provides a logical and rigorous perspective on human behaviour which is valued by a wide-range of employers around the world, in banking, business, consulting, government and academia.

Former MSc students are spread around the globe, working in academia, government and the private sector. Economics graduate destinations include Barclays, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Economist Intelligence Unit, Goldman Sachs, IBM, PwC, and Thomson Reuters.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Economics of Corporate Finance
  • Financial and Macroeconometrics
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Econometric Theory
  • Economic Data Analysis
  • Economic Research Methodology
  • MSc Dissertation: Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      option to study for a second year at the University of Konstanz or the University of Tübingen

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    87

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required 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 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

  • 2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29970 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12960 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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