Our Finance and Economics (Research) MA is designed to provide you with the essential skills, as well as an advanced knowledge and understanding of economics and finance, to proceed to doctoral research. It forms part of the 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) scheme under the North East Doctoral Training Centre.
Through the course you will develop:
-A thorough understanding of social science theory, approaches and research methods
-An understanding of research methods specific to finance and/or economics
-Knowledge of advanced scholarship and practice in areas within finance/economics as well as a broader awareness of cutting edge research across the social sciences
-Skills in data collection and analysis
-Specialist analytical and problem-solving skills
The research training provided will also be valuable for many non-academic careers in research institutions or other knowledge-intensive environments.
You take research training modules, made up of generic skills which are taught as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Training Programme, and subject-specific research methods and empirical techniques.
You take further modules, both compulsory and optional, in core subject-specific knowledge, geared to either economics or finance. Finally, the course culminates in a dissertation.
Teaching and learning take place in workshops and practical classes, lectures, seminars, team-based problem-solving groups and in supervisory meetings for research papers and the dissertation.
Business School is accredited by the:
-Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
-European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
-Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold ‘triple accreditation’. This accolade is a huge endorsement that reflects the investment we make for our students by providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in finance, economics or a related discipline.