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  MSc - Financial Economics

University of Kent    School of Economics

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time

About the course

Studying Financial Economics at postgraduate level gives you the opportunity to advance your knowledge of econometric and quantitative methods, and economics and financial theory, while learning about financial architecture and classical finance curriculum. With opportunities to further specialise in areas such as time series econometrics and computational finance.

Take your degree a step further with this flexible and valuable MSc that will open doors to careers in international organisations, the financial sector and overseas governments. Be part of a university that has a strong research culture and an international reputation for applied microeconomics, quantitative macroeconomics theory and economic development.

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Entry Requirements

A first or second class honours degree from they UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in economics or a combined degree in economics and another subject. Applicants must also have a good level of quantitative skills (eg a pre-university school qualification in mathematics).

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

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Student Profile(s)

Mohannad Almonayyer

What attracted you to studying economics at Kent?
"My first degree is in civil engineering, but I completed a minor in economics at undergraduate level and was intrigued by this area of study. I really enjoyed the subject, perhaps because it easily relates to what is actually happening in the world.

I chose the MSc at Kent as I wanted to complement my studies in economics with some financial knowledge. The School of Economics has an excellent reputation and when I visited Kent, I instantly fell in love with Canterbury. The campus is fantastic and the view of the Cathedral is simply stunning."

How did you find the experience?
"The teaching was excellent. The academic staff are so knowledgeable and dedicated to what they teach. They have prepared me well for the real world – I’m now armed with considerable technical and theoretical knowledge to carve a successful career.

In terms of resources, we had everything we needed. The library, in particular, is remarkable with amazing resources. The sports facilities, restaurants and student accommodation are excellent, too."

What are the advantages of doing a further degree?

"This second degree has done a lot for me. It’s enabled me to gain a better understanding of the economy and start thinking outside of the box in terms of investing in the right industry at the right time. I now have a greater knowledge, a different perspective on life, and a new career path."

What are you doing now?

"I am a Consultant in Capital Projects and Infrastructure at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The great thing about working here is that I am constantly learning new things. One day I could be carrying out investigations into leakage of information with the forensics team, the next I might be conducting feasibility studies with the valuation and economics team – it’s a varied and interesting role."

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