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Economics and Finance (MSc)


Course Description

This programme provides an exciting opportunity to gain an insight into the pressing economic issues of our times and learn how to assess, adapt and apply modern macroeconomic and microeconomic models to shape organisational or government policy.

Our programme is designed to equip you with the skills of a professional economist, for careers in government, international organisations and business.

You will learn to understand and model issues affecting financial markets through the lens of an economist, assessing both the microeconomic impacts for firms, as well as the macroeconomic implications for the global economy.

You will develop advanced theoretical and quantitative skills, highly sought after by employers in the financial services sectors of industry and government, as well as transferable skills that will be of value for a range of other sectors.

There is the opportunity to specialise in various fields of finance. All students register for the MSc in Economics and Finance. However, depending on the choice and availability of modules and dissertation topic, it is possible to graduate with an MSc in Financial Economics instead.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/business-economics/economics-finance/

Programme modules

Semester 1:
Compulsory Modules
- Macroeconomics Analysis
- Microeconomics Analysis
- Research Communication (two-semester module)
- Research Methods

Optional Modules (choose one)
- Financial Economics
- Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
- Stochastic Models in Finance
- The Financial System

Semester 2:
Compulsory Modules
- Further Quantitative Techniques for Finance and Economics
- Research Communication (two semester module)

Optional Modules (choose three)
- Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
- Asset Management and Derivatives
- Banking and Financial Markets
- Comparative Banking
- Corporate Finance
- Credit Risk Management
- Development Finance
- Economics and Energy Policy
- Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing

Choice of Semester 2 modules may be restricted by the option selected in Semester 1. The School reserves the right to vary the list of optional modules.

Summer:
- Dissertation

Assessment

75% examination and 25% coursework for most modules.

Careers and further study

Well-trained, numerate economists are in high demand in every sector. This programme prepares you for a career as a professional economist in banking, education, finance, government or industry, and for higher awards by research.

Example destinations include:
- HSBC – Analyst;
- SSR Group (Sweden) – Associate FX Broker;
- Siemens – Finance Officer.

Scholarships and sponsorships

School awards may be available for high-calibre national and international students.

Why choose business and economics at Loughborough?

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is a thriving forward-looking centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience.

Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.

The rich variety of postgraduate programmes we offer ranges from taught masters, MBA and doctoral programmes, to short courses and executive education, with subjects spanning Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics, Work Psychology, Business Analytics, International Crisis Management and Information Management. New for 2016, we are also launching two exciting new programmes in Human Resource Management. All of this contributes to a lively and supportive learning environment within the School.

- Internationally Accredited
The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

- Career Prospects
Our graduates are in great demand. Over 94% of our postgraduate students were in work and/or further study six months after graduating.* As such, you will be equipped with skills and knowledge that will serve you well in your career or enable you to pursue further study and research.

*Source: DLHE

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/business-economics/economics-finance/

Visit the Economics and Finance (MSc) page on the Loughborough University website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Santander Postgraduate UK/EU Scholarship (UK residents) - 5 Awards

Loughborough University and Abbey National plc, Banco Santander's UK subsidiary have an agreement that set up support for students and researchers and has enabled the University to develop a variety of projects within the Santander Universities scheme.Through its Santander Universities Global Division, Banco Santander gives more support to the university community than any other bank in the world. Since 1996, Santander Universities has channelled almost half a billion euros into academia through co-operative agreements with over 700 universities in Spain, America, Portugal, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000 set against tuition fees

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to Full-Time postgraduate taught applicants (including the Full-Time MBA) who are permanent residents of the UK.Students are expected to meet the following criteria:■ Excellent academic record
■ Demonstrated financial need The selection committee will also take in to account the personal statement provided on the application form.Successful applicants will have an excellent academic record and be able to demonstrate financial need. The selection committee will also take into account the personal statement provided on the application form. Students may not hold more than one scholarship or bursary award.

Application Procedure

Don't miss our application deadline of 20 July 2012!The successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email before the end of August. Applicants must have submitted an official application for their chosen postgraduate programme. Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer for a postgraduate programme will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Additional conditions attached to the Scholarship over and above the conditions in the offer may be also be specified. Students may not hold more than one scholarship or bursary award.For application information please see our web site or contact the university's Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office on [email protected] or +44 (0)1509 223977.For more information please contact: [email protected] or call +44(0)1509 223398

Further Information

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/funding/university/santander_abbey_ukeu/index.htm


(Scholarship)

Santander Postgraduate UK/EU Scholarship (Spain or Portugal residents) - 2 Awards

Loughborough University and Abbey National plc, Banco Santander's UK subsidiary have an agreement that set up support for students and researchers and has enabled the University to develop a variety of projects within the Santander Universities scheme.Through its Santander Universities Global Division, Banco Santander gives more support to the university community than any other bank in the world. Since 1996, Santander Universities has channelled almost half a billion euros into academia through co-operative agreements with over 700 universities in Spain, America, Portugal, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4,237 set against tuition fees

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to Full-Time postgraduate taught applicants (including the Full-Time MBA) who are permanent residents of the UK.Students are expected to meet the following criteria:■ Excellent academic record
■ Demonstrated financial need The selection committee will also take in to account the personal statement provided on the application form.Successful applicants will have an excellent academic record and be able to demonstrate financial need. The selection committee will also take into account the personal statement provided on the application form. Students may not hold more than one scholarship or bursary award.

Application Procedure

Don't miss our application deadline of 20 July 2012!The successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email before the end of August. Applicants must have submitted an official application for their chosen postgraduate programme. Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer for a postgraduate programme will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Additional conditions attached to the Scholarship over and above the conditions in the offer may be also be specified. Students may not hold more than one scholarship or bursary award.For application information please see our web site or contact the university's Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office on [email protected] or +44 (0)1509 223977.For more information please contact: [email protected] or call +44(0)1509 223398

Further Information

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/funding/university/santander_abbey_ukeu/index.htm


(Scholarship)

Loughborough University Graduate School International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

These scholarships will be to the value of 25% of the programme tuition fee and that value will be credited to the student’s tuition fee account.The Loughborough University Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and potential. Each scholarship will be of 1 year's duration.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% of the programme tuition fee

Eligibility

Open to new self-financing Full-Time postgraduate taught international students (including the Full-Time MBA) who are permanently resident in a country outside the European Union (EU).

Application Procedure

Applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship - provided the initial application is complete and contains all the relevant information (degree transcripts, references etc.). There is no separate scholarship application process.The final closing date for applications is 30th June 2012, though applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.

Further Information

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/funding/pg/international/lu/index.htm


(Scholarship)

Loughborough University Graduate School Full Fee Scholarship (UK Applicants) - 20+ Awards

Loughborough University Graduate School Scholarships, valued at 100% of the standard UK tuition fee for the 2012/13 academic session, are open to prospective full-time taught postgraduate students who are UK residents. The awards will be merit-based as well as taking account of financial means. These scholarships are funded by the Graduate School and the Loughborough University Development Trust, through the generosity of its supporters, most of whom are alumni.

Value of Scholarship(s)

100% of the standard UK tuition fee

Eligibility

Open to UK, self funding full-time postgraduate taught applicantsSpecific eligibility criteria are as follows:■ Ist class or high 2:1 honours degree obtained or expected
■ In receipt of an offer for a taught postgraduate programme which is of a similar or related subject area to first degree
■ Self-financing status for the proposed postgraduate programme: that is, not in receipt of any external sponsorship or other award
■ Current financial circumstances The selection committee will take in to account the personal and financial statement provided on the application form.

Application Procedure

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th July 2012. All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by early September at the latest. Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Additional conditions attached to the Scholarship over and above the conditions in the offer may be also be specified.*Please note these scholarships only cover the standard UK tuition fee and applicants will need to fund the difference for non standard fee programs For more inforamtion please see our website or contact [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/funding/pg/ukeu/ukscholarships/index.htm



Entry Requirements

Upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a substantial quantitative component. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University.

Course Fees

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