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Financial Economics

City, University of London

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
16650 GBP/year
13530 GBP/year
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Join the Financial Economics course from City, University of London and explore the latest advances in theoretical and mathematical financial economics, and open up a wide range of career opportunities in the public and private sectors.

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Overview

This Financial Economics course from City, University of London  will appeal to you if you want to specialise in finance and economics – either immediately after completion of an undergraduate degree or as a mid-career professional.

Developed to meet the increasing demand for specialists in finance and economics, you will receive rigorous training in financial economics and mathematics. It combines solid education in economic theory with exposure to the field of finance through several specialised options. As a result, this MSc will help you prepare for a range of exciting career possibilities, in roles such as financial economist or quantitative analyst.

You have the option of studying full-time over the course of one year or part-time over the course of two.

Objectives

The Financial Economics MSc aims to help you:

  • Gain combined exposure to the regulatory and policy aspects of finance with world-class academic training in theory and quantitative methods
  • Develop your critical and analytical abilities in mathematics and economics
  • Prepare academically for a career as a financial economist or quantitative analyst
  • Acquire an advanced understanding of modern economic theory relevant to financial topics
  • Critically interpret current research in financial economics and evaluate its relevance to financial practice
  • Recognise the roles and obligations of the major financial institutions, especially as seen from the point of view of financial regulators and policy makers
  • Understand financial markets
  • Perform routine financial calculations, using widely available computer software for the purpose of forecasting, regulation and analysis
  • Undertake empirical investigations in the field of financial economics, employing appropriate quantitative methods
  • Develop a deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology.

Should you with to pursue further study, the dissertation track can also serve as a stepping stone to an Economics or Finance PhD.

Career prospects

On completing the Masters in Economics you will have a wide range of career options. Graduates of this course enjoy numerous employment possibilities in both the public and private sectors, including consultancy and financial analysis.

On completing the Masters in Financial Economics course you will have a range of employment possibilities to explore. To some extent, your career options will be determined by the electives you choose.

For example, you may wish to work in the financial industry as a consultant, banker, quantitative analyst. Alternatively you may wish to explore options in the health industry as a financial analyst, or in any industry that requires a financial or industry analyst.

Recent graduate for this course have secured roles such as:

  • Economic Analyst, BlackRock
  • Cash Funding Analyst, Mizuho International
  • Quantitative Analyst, BNP Paribas.

The Financial Economics MSc also provides a solid academic foundation for students wishing to pursue doctoral research in economics.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Financial Markets
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Asset Pricing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
72
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for this course, you should have:

  • Some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification).
  • An upper second-class degree (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Mathematics, economics or a related discipline (e.g. Finance, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science).

Students with a good lower second-class undergraduate degree in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All students must also meet the English language requirement for the programme as specified.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13530 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK

  • Full-time: £13,530
  • Part-time: £6,765 per year
EU
  • Full-time: £16,650
  • Part-time: £8,325 per year
Non-EU
  • Full-time: £16,650
  • Part-time: £8,325 per year

Funding

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