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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Economics

    Finance

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year Full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    29 January 2019

Overview

The MSc in Finance and Econometrics is a specialist degree aimed at providing you with rigorous training and a strong analytical background in finance, financial economics and econometrics. This masters degree is ideal for those who aim to pursue careers as financial economists, quantitative analysts and financial econometricians in the private sector, in the government or in international financial institutions.

Our Finance and Econometrics degree will develop your financial expertise to the highest level.

Unique features of the MSc in Finance and Econometrics are:

  • This degree covers all the analytical tools and advanced materials in quantitative asset pricing, econometrics, financial derivatives, and financial econometrics.
  • Training in relevant mathematical and statistical methods and how to conduct, assess, and supervise both theoretical and applied research in the field.
  • Possibility to continue to MRes study upon successful completion of the MSc, with the option to progress to doctoral study in the School of Economics and Finance.
  • 5 scholarships available worth £5,000.

Structure

The MSc in Finance and Econometrics is currently available for one year of study full-time.

You will take three core modules, plus one option in the first semester and one core module, plus three options in the second semester.

The pre-semester modules in maths and statistics take place in September. They are especially designed for students who want to review concepts such as statistical distributions and matrix algebra.

Pre-sessional modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Core modules:

Semester A

Semester B

Elective modules:

Semester A

Seemster B

Choose one (or both) of the following:

Choose one (or maximum two) of the following:

More information about the elective modules can be found here. Please note, not all elective modules are available in every academic year.

During the Summer students complete a 60-credit dissertation (approximately 10,000 words) under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

In total students earn 60 credits from the courses in the first term, 60 credits from the courses in the second term and 60 credits from the dissertation.

In order to reflect the practical and applied side of this programme, the School organises a number of extra optional modules that aim to provide further practical training to students. These modules are often taught by City practitioners, who provide an insider's view on topics of interest to the financial community.

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

There is also a lively range of reading groups and seminars arranged by Queen Mary and the School of Economics and Finance that you can attend to complement your studies.

Assessment

The grade for each module is assessed through coursework along with a written exam in May for each course unit.

The 10,000 word dissertation written over the summer counts for four modules (60 credits).

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £12,000

Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £18,350

Part-time study is not available for this course

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU studentsand for Overseas students.

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Careers and employability

Our programmes lead to excellent career prospects and our graduates work in a variety of careers. Some apply their degree knowledge directly in international finance, economist or research roles. The transferable skills gained through the programmes, such as analysis, business awareness and data-handling, enable our graduates to work in sectors beyond those directly related to their degree. These include government roles and consultancy. The skills gained through our programmes – coupled with opportunities for extra-curricular activities – have enabled our students to move into careers at home and around the world, such as:

  • Analyst, Citigroup
  • Data Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Analyst, Morgan Stanley
  • Case Officer, Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Economic Analyst, Central Bank of Chile
  • Investment Associate, Standard Chartered, China
  • Management Consultant, PwC, Malaysia
  • Trainee Accountant, KPMG

Visit the MSc Finance and Econometrics page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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