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  MSc Quantitative Financial Economics

University of East Anglia    School of Economics

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Economics (10) Finance (14)

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Embark on a transformative journey with our MSc in Quantitative Financial Economics at UEA. Delve into the intricate world of financial markets and asset pricing models while honing essential transferable skills for a successful career in finance. No prior economics background is required, as our programme equips you with a solid foundation in economics alongside specialised training in quantitative finance. Explore topics ranging from economic concepts to financial econometrics, international finance, and risk management. Gain hands-on experience with financial models and delve into trader behaviour dynamics. A highlight of the course is the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a topic of your choice under the guidance of our esteemed School of Economics faculty. Our tailored support includes pre-sessional training in calculus, matrix algebra, and econometric software. Upon graduation, a plethora of career opportunities awaits you in esteemed institutions like HM Treasury, Goldman Sachs, and PwC. Join us and unlock your potential in the dynamic world of finance. Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree - 2.2 or equivalent in any subject area.

About the course

Become an expert in the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models. Develop a range of transferable skills that will help prepare you for a career in a wide range of financial professions.

Our MSc in Quantitative Financial Economics gives you general training in economics, while specialising in the area of quantitative finance. It’ll also give you a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond.

You don’t need to have previously studied economics before taking this course – yet you’ll graduate ready to make your mark in finance, with potential roles including financial or market analyst.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelors Degree - 2.2 or equivalent

Degree Subject
Any subject area

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10% tuition fee reduction


You are an Alumnus of UEA, or expect to become one, at the time of applying for an eligible postgraduate programme and are, and will remain, self-funded for the duration of the programme, (exemptions include PGCE, MBA, foundation, pre-Masters and postdoctorate diploma programmes).

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UEA offer a generous range of scholarships every year, including funding for specific countries, schools and subjects. Scholarships include £4-£5,000 awards for students from specific countries, sports scholarships, a £2,000 'Bright Futures' fee reduction for UK-based students and a 10% reduction in fees for UEA alumni.

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