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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Economics

    Finance

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    15 February 2017

Course content

Explore theoretical and applied finance.

Overview

Studying an MSc in Finance at York means you will have access to exceptional teaching and facilities. Using your prior knowledge of economics or the natural sciences, the Masters will give you a thorough grounding in theoretical and applied finance.

Course Content

Our MSc in Finance provides a springboard to a career in international business or finance, as well as ideal preparation for further research. You'll follow a structured transition to independent research, completing modules to the value of 180 credits. These include 100 credits of taught modules - some core and some optional - and an 80 credit dissertation.

Modules
For the Masters you'll need to take 100 credits of taught modules. There are five compulsory core modules which amount to 70 of your 100 required credits:
-Theory of Finance (20 credits)
-Econometrics 1 & 2 or Econometric Methods for Research or Econometrics 1 and Applied Microeconometrics (20 credits)
-Either Continuous-time Finance or Financial Market Microstructure (10 credits)
-Corporate Finance (10 credits)
-Financial Markets (10 credits)

In addition you'll choose 30 credits of options from the below. At least 20 credits should be from Group A:
Group A
-Development and Finance (10 credits)
-Financial Engineering (10 credits)
-Financial Risk Management (10 credits)
-Fixed Income Securities (10 credits)
-Investment and Portfolio Management (10 credits)
-Topics in Financial Econometrics (10 credits)

Group B
-Advanced Macroeconomics (10 credits)
-Applied Microeconometrics (10 credits)
-Emerging Market Macroeconomics (10 credits)
-Experimental Economics (10 credits)
-Industrial Economics (10 credits)
-Labour Economics (10 credits)
-Public Finance (10 credits)
-Public Sector Economics: Microeconomic Applications (10 credits)
-Time Series (10 credits)

You'll complete a piece of independent research carried out over three months of the summer, guided by a supervisor. The dissertation, of up to 10,000 words, is worth 80 credits and offers you the chance to examine a topic in depth and to develop your academic research skills.

​​​The Department of Economics and Related Studies is one of the largest economics departments in the UK. It is ranked in the Top 10 in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for 'research power' and for the impact of our research on wider society.

We are one of only three UK institutions to receive five stars from the Centre of Higher Education Development for postgraduate economics.

Careers

Our MSc in Finance will provide you with the essential postgraduate skills you need to follow a career in applied or quantitative finance. It will act as a stepping stone to a financial position in, for example, financial analysis, investment management or corporate finance. The Masters is also an ideal basis for progression to a PhD.

Many of our students have gone on to forge careers in academia or central banks. Others have followed careers as investment analysts, financial advisers, and consultants in commercial banks, stockbrokers and other financial institutions.​​​

Visit the Finance - MSc page on the University of York website for more details!

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