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Course content

Our Economics and Finance MSc provides a solid foundation in economic and financial theory, enabling you to develop the analytical capabilities necessary to deal with complex problems. 

This course will equip you with a thorough grounding in quantitative methods and financial markets analysis. By the end of the course, you will have the skills necessary to use advanced tools and quantitative techniques to appraise financial opportunities.

This course is part of our Finance MSc programme. All students complete the same core finance modules, then from the end of the first term you will be able to tailor the course to your individual strengths and career aspirations through option modules and the option to specialise in one of five areas. 

Course structure

The course is composed of three phases:

  • Phase 1 teaches the core subjects of finance, economics and research methods
  • Phase 2 introduces specialist modules in finance and banking
  • Phase 3 is the dissertation that draws together the learning from the whole of the programme, allowing you to develop your research skills and capacity for critical analysis while creating a specialisation in a particular field of finance and banking

All modules on the course involve both taught sessions and guided independent study. For a typical module, approximately 30% of the total hours comprise taught activity, 10% is guided study and supervision, and the remainder is independent study.

Syllabus

Core modules will give you practical background knowledgein key finance subjects. From term 2 you will be able to tailor your course through a choice of specialisms and option modules. The specialisms currently offered are banking, accounting, investment, economics and risk management.

Core modules

  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Financial Theory and Practice
  • Research methodologies for Finance and Economics
  • Dissertation 

Specialism modules (choose two)

  • Applied Econometrics and Financial Time Series Analysis
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Emerging Financial Markets
  • Money, Interest Rates and Banking 

Option modules (choose one) 

  • Advanced Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Regulation: Economic Principles and Institutional Frameworks
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Issues in Management Accounting
  • International Portfolio Management
  • Market-making and Investment Strategies

Completion of your final project (dissertation) takes place throughout the summer after teaching finishes. You submit your project in October and receive your MSc award in December.

Dissertation

In the final phase of the course, you will complete a dissertation relating to finance and banking.

The dissertation will be 10,000–15,000 words long. It will address an accounting problem that requires you to undertake research leading to practicable recommendations based on sound analysis and judgement. You will finalise the topic in consultation with the course leader and other specialists in banking research.

You will receive help from your dissertation supervisor, who will monitor and support your progress. The dissertation is submitted in October.

Real-time trading room

As part of your course you will have access to modern computing facilities and specialist computing packages, for students on the Market-making and Investment Strategies module this includes access to our real-time trading room, fed by up-to-the-minute data from Reuters.

One of a handful of such facilities across the UK, our trading room sessions are supervised by guest traders and provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills to real markets and real data, and make use of simulation software to recreate the pressure of a trading floor.

We also invite guest traders to discuss curriculum topics, pass on their trading experience and supervise trading sessions.

Student trading society

We highly recommend students join our thriving Student Investment and Trading Society, which is established and run by students for the purpose of organising social and networking events, arranging talks by visiting industry experts and facilitating annual trading competitions against other universities.

Learning support

Experienced, professionally qualified lecturers and small class sizes will ensure your learning needs are supported. Online learning tools and libraries also ensure academic journals, e-books, business articles and other resources are available to you 24/7, both for use at the university and at home.

You will also have access to our Careers Service, including CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business.

Careers and employability

A postgraduate qualification from Brighton Business School will help you to specialise and stand out in today's highly competitive job market.

Our Economics and Finance MSc opens up a wide range of career paths. Many graduates will find employment in the financial sector but the course is an excellent preparation for a career in economic consultancy, the public sector or international development institutions.

The course is also ideal preparation for continuing your studies at MPhil or PhD level, or working as a professional researcher.


Visit the Economics and Finance (MSc,PGDip/PGCert) page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

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