MSc Financial Economics
For a Career in Finance
The MSc in Financial Economics is a one-year full-time programme.
Our MSc in Financial Economics provides a foundation for a career as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. You will receive comprehensive training in the techniques and principles of finance and investment analysis along with the economic principles underlying them. You will also have the opportunity to use Bloomberg, the industry standard platform for investment and trading.
This degree is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute, the providers of the foremost qualification in investment management. The program covers over 70% of the CFA® Candidate Body of Knowledge (when taken with the CFATrack modules) and provides an excellent preparation for Levels I and II of the CFA exams.
The Department of Economics is a CFA Program Partner of CFA Institute.
You will have access to CFA Institute textbooks, journals, webcasts, and other educational resources. You will also benefit from our professional development events held in conjunction with the UK Society of Investment Professionals, the local membership body for CFA Institute candidates, charterholders, and members.
The Department of Economics also awards 5 scholarships each year to the MSc Financial Economic students. These scholarships provide assistance with the fees for the CFA exam registration. For more information please click here.
The core modules for the degree are listed below. In addition to the core modules you can take the following courses to complement your study for the CFA qualifications:
Ethics in Finance and Investment
Exams Preparation for CFA Level 1
|Principles of Finance|
|Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance|
|Financial Statement Analysis|
|Financial Risk Management|
|Plus one optional module from the list below:|
|Applied Microeconometrics||The Macroeconomic Environment|
|Applied Macroeconometrics||Market Microstructure and Trading|
|International Money and Finance||Fixed Income Securities (CFATrack elective)|
Summer Term (June - September)
|Investment Project (short dissertaion)|
Download the Economics Postgraduate Module Specifications (pdf).
Please note that Module Specifications are subject to change. Please see the bottom of each report for the date it was last updated.
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