- looking at the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems
- familiarising you with advanced concepts and techniques used in economic analysis, and enabling you to access and evaluate current research output in academic journals and in the public and commercial domain
- providing you with the ability to use methods of economic analysis and related techniques in practical and professional contexts
- examining the issues behind current controversies in economics and finance
- training you in quantitative skills
- requiring you to combine your theoretical and quantitative understanding in an original piece of applied work.
This course is demanding and challenging. We expect you to be competent in intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, multivariable calculus, linear algebra and statistics and to understand the basic concepts in economics, so we can focus on developing your ability to do original applied work using advanced methods. You will learn to express original ideas in academic papers and to test them with the use of econometrics (covering linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations). Techniques will be illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.
Prospective students without the necessary prerequisites should apply for our Graduate Diploma in Economics, as it prepares you for the MSc.
Careers and Employability
Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include economist, financial risk analyst, statistician, or management consultant. This degree can also be useful in becoming an actuary, Civil Service fast streamer, or local government officer.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Quantitative Techniques
- Advanced Econometrics
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Finance Financial Mathematics View 863 other Masters in Finance in United Kingdom
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- A second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject, or the Birkbeck Graduate Diploma in Economics.
- Non-EU students are encouraged to submit GRE or GMAT results. In some cases, the admissions tutor may request these results in order to make a decision on your application. In that case, you should upload your score report to the online application system as if it were an additional transcript page.
- Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital.
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International19380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19380 GBP per year during 12 months.
National13320 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13320 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.