This programme provides an exciting opportunity to gain an insight into the pressing economic issues of our times and learn how to assess, adapt and apply modern macroeconomic and microeconomic models to shape organisational or government policy.
Our programme is designed to equip you with the skills of a professional economist, for careers in government, international organisations and business.
You will learn to understand and model issues affecting financial markets through the lens of an economist, assessing both the microeconomic impacts for firms, as well as the macroeconomic implications for the global economy.
You will develop advanced theoretical and quantitative skills, highly sought after by employers in the financial services sectors of industry and government, as well as transferable skills that will be of value for a range of other sectors.
There is the opportunity to specialise in various fields of finance. All students register for the MSc in Economics and Finance. However, depending on the choice and availability of modules and dissertation topic, it is possible to graduate with an MSc in Financial Economics instead.
Semester 1: Compulsory Modules - Macroeconomics Analysis - Microeconomics Analysis - Research Communication (two-semester module) - Research Methods
Optional Modules (choose one) - Financial Economics - Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales - Stochastic Models in Finance - The Financial System
Semester 2: Compulsory Modules - Further Quantitative Techniques for Finance and Economics - Research Communication (two semester module)
Optional Modules (choose three) - Applied Banking and Financial Modelling - Asset Management and Derivatives - Banking and Financial Markets - Comparative Banking - Corporate Finance - Credit Risk Management - Development Finance - Economics and Energy Policy - Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing
Choice of Semester 2 modules may be restricted by the option selected in Semester 1. The School reserves the right to vary the list of optional modules.
Summer: - Dissertation
75% examination and 25% coursework for most modules.
Careers and further study
Well-trained, numerate economists are in high demand in every sector. This programme prepares you for a career as a professional economist in banking, education, finance, government or industry, and for higher awards by research.
Example destinations include: - HSBC – Analyst; - SSR Group (Sweden) – Associate FX Broker; - Siemens – Finance Officer.
Scholarships and sponsorships
School awards may be available for high-calibre national and international students.
Why choose business and economics at Loughborough?
Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is a thriving forward-looking centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience.
Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.
The rich variety of postgraduate programmes we offer ranges from taught masters, MBA and doctoral programmes, to short courses and executive education, with subjects spanning Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics, Work Psychology, Business Analytics, International Crisis Management and Information Management. New for 2016, we are also launching two exciting new programmes in Human Resource Management. All of this contributes to a lively and supportive learning environment within the School.
- Internationally Accredited The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
- Career Prospects Our graduates are in great demand. Over 94% of our postgraduate students were in work and/or further study six months after graduating.* As such, you will be equipped with skills and knowledge that will serve you well in your career or enable you to pursue further study and research.