Financial Economics MSc
Duration and mode of study
One year full-time or two years part-time (one day per week).
October each year.
Students should have an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university, preferably with economic, business or accounting analysis and some mathematical or statistical content.
The course offers a comprehensive training in the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. This course provides a foundation for professional activities as economic or financial analyst in business, government, or a major international organisation. This degree has approval by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute. This certifies that the MSc in Financial Economics Curriculum covers more than 70% of the CFA® Candidate Body of Knowledge and the choice of the CFA® Track electives provides an excellent preparation for Levels I and II of the CFA® exams.
- Behavioural Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Financial Econometrics
- Financial Derivatives
- Financial Risk Management
- Investment Management
- Investment Project (short dissertation)
- Principles of Finance
- Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
One option module from the following (full-time students only):
- Applied Macroeconomics
- Applied Microeconomics
- Fixed Income Securities
- International Money and Finance
- The Macroeconomic Environment
- Marketing Microstructure and Trading
You can also take the following additional modules to complement your study for the CFA qualifications:
- Ethics in Finance and Investment
- Exams Preparation for CFA Level 1
Teaching and assessment methods
Teaching is by a variety of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by written examination, assessed coursework, presentation, and a dissertation. The percentage of the final mark awarded for the continuously assessed component varies across modules. There are nine taught modules examined in January and June followed by a 15,000 word dissertation written over the period July to September.
Find out more about this course on the Department of Economics website