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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Economics

    Finance

  • Start Date

    October

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Part-time home/EU students: £ 5975 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 11950 pa

  • Last Updated

    07 August 2017

Course content

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a thorough grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, as well as microeconomics, and examines why financial markets are prone to crises, studying the details of past and present crises, and subsequent policy responses.

You will learn to express original ideas in academic papers and to test them with the use of econometrics. The study of econometrics covers linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests, and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.

Economics and finance at Birkbeck has acquired an excellent reputation, not only for the quality of its research but also for the quality of its training. Employers recognise the quality of Birkbeck graduates in economics and finance. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training, whether they are studying full-time or part-time.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

Provides a solid basis for a wide variety of careers in business, government and academia.
Enables you to work effectively when tackling problems of the sort faced in financial sector institutions, banks and regulatory institutions.
Excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and Bank of England.
The department enjoys an international reputation and stands among the foremost research groups in the country.

Visit the Financial Economics (MSc) page on the Birkbeck, University of London website for more details!

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