This programme is designed to equip graduates with the skills, knowledge and technical capabilities to enter careers in the banking and financial sectors – either on the corporate or the regulatory side – as well as consultancy and higher education. It is also a pathway to undertake a PhD.
Those studying on the programme will benefit from being taught by a mix of prominent academics and professionals in the field. With lectures and discussions supported by group work, presentations, statistical computer labs and case studies, you will gain an understanding of key issues related to the areas of monetary economics, the banking industry and financial markets.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Most modules use more than one type of assessment including formal exams, individual coursework essays and assignments, group-based reports and case study analysis. To pass, you'll need an overall average of at least 50% with with no more than three modules in the 40%–49% mark range (following resit exams). A minimum pass mark of 50% in the dissertation is also required for the award of the MSc degree.
Our Economics Masters courses will ensure you develop a comprehensive understanding of the discipline, including advanced methods to equip you with the skills required to succeed in this ever changing environment. In addition to specialised skills, you will also gain many transferable skills to prepare you for a successful career in a variety of sectors:
Analysis and Research – the ability to critically analyse data and conduct research
Communication – presenting complex information accurately
Problem Solving – developing solutions using available data and making recommendations
Time Management – the ability to produce high quality work within set deadlines
Computing – using a range of specialist and general software packages
Visit the Money, Banking and Finance - MSc page on the Lancaster University website for more details!