Start of programme: November / February / April / June / August
Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning
This programme is principally for postgraduates working on economic policy in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy. It will increase your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying economic policy, focusing on the financial aspects of policy making.
Find out more:
To find out more about this programme, including module details, fees and entry requirements, please visit the MSc Finance (Economic Policy) section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website (http://www.cefims.ac.uk/cgi-bin/programmes.cgi?func=programme&id=52#0
Visit the website https://www.soas.ac.uk/cefims/programmes/mscfinanceep/
You will choose five core modules.
Banking & Capital Markets
Macroeconomic Policy & Financial Markets
Microeconomic Principles & Policy
Public Financial Management: Revenue
The International Monetary Fund & Economic Policy
You will also choose three modules from the list of electives or core modules.
Bank Financial Management
Bank Regulation & Resolution of Banking Crises
Econometric Analysis & Applications
Econometric Principles & Data Analysis
Finance in the Global Market
Modelling Firms & Markets
Risk Management: Principles & Applications
To find out more about this programme, including module details, fees and entry requirements, please visit the MSc Finance (Economic Policy) section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website (http://www.cefims.ac.uk/cgi-bin/programmes.cgi?func=programme&id=52
Teaching & Learning
The MSc is made up of eight modules. Each module is studied in eight-week sessions. You can only take one module at a time, but each module is typically available in at least two of the year's study sessions. This gives you the flexibility to plan how you study during the year, enabling you to fit your study in with your professional, family and personal commitments.
You will be individually assigned an online academic tutor for the duration of each module with whom you can discuss academic queries at regular intervals during the study session. You will also have a named administrator providing you with help and advice throughout your studies.
Before the start of each module you have enrolled on, you will be sent a package containing all of the study materials that you need to complete the module – the core text, textbooks, a collection of key articles, and any module related software.
To make your experience as a distance learning student more complete and rewarding, we provide access to the Virtual Learning Environment, which is a web-accessed learning environment. Via the VLE, you can communicate with your assigned academic tutor, administrators and other students on the module using discussion forums. The VLE also provides access to the module Study Guide and assignments, as well as a selection of electronic journals available on the University of London Online Library.
For each module, you will sit a three-hour examination, held on a specified date in September/October, and complete two assignments during the module study session. Assignments are submitted and feedback given online. Examinations and assignments are weighted 70:30.
For more information about studying with us, please visit the Frequently asked questions section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website (http://www.cefims.ac.uk/apply/faqs.shtml
For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section (http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/
As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for senior positions in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy.
Find out how to apply here - http://www.cefims.ac.uk/apply/
For the MSc and Diploma programmes, you should have an internationally recognised Bachelor’s degree in economics, business or other appropriate discipline Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may also be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.