The MSc in Economics and Finance is a one-year full-time Masters degree that provides you with excellent training for a career in financial institutions, consultancies, Ministries of Finance or Economics as well as central banks.
The degree provides a unique combination of training in advanced economic theory and finance alike. It will allow you to address problems in finance, such as the recent financial crisis, by also using your knowledge of economic theory to gain additional insights into the events. Your investigation into real economic and financial problems are aided by a rigorous training in econometrics that will allow to make sound empirical investigations.
The dissertation will allow you to work together with a member of staff (http://www.bath.ac.uk/economics/staff/
) on a topic of your interest and apply your knowledge to a specific problem.
Our MSc courses in economics have received high student satisfaction levels:
- in the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 94% of students agreed that their course had enhanced their academic ability
- in the University of Bath’s 2015 Alumni Survey, 97% of economics graduates agreed that they were proud of their connection to the University of Bath
You can find more about this course by viewing our webinar (https://vimeo.com/151370382
This course complements the existing range of established postgraduate programmes currently offered by the Department of Economics (http://www.bath.ac.uk/economics/
), including the MSc Economics, MRes Economics and the MSc International Money & Banking.
Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/msc-econ-fina/
- Financial economics
- Econometrics for Economics & Finance
- Financial Econometrics
- Corporate Finance
- International Monetary Economics
- Financial Derivatives
- Introduction to Quantitative Finance
- Investment Management
- Economics of Financial Institutions
- Financial risk management
- International Finance
- Incentives and Performance
- International Monetary Policy and Institutions
- Financial Engineering
- Forecasting Economic and Financial Variables
- Computational Economics
- Growth Theory
- Development Economics
The final third of the programme comprises a dissertation to be completed over the summer.
View Programme & Unit Catalogue (http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/2015-2016/es/THES-AFM05.html
) for further information.
Graduates of the course have excellent employment prospects. While some progress on to doctoral study, some of our graduates work for the following organisations:
- Senior Credit Analyst at Deutsche Leasing China
- Analyst Developer at Schroders
- Private Banking Executive at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, London
- Relationship Manager at JP Morgan Chase, China
- Research Analyst at Farringdon Capital Management, Denmark
- Assistant Vice President at HSBC Commercial Banking, Hong Kong
- Head of Market Intelligence at Cisco Systems
- Investment Specialist at TKB Investment Partners, Russia
Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/taught-programmes/how-to-apply/
About the department
The Department of Economics has a strong international research reputation in mainstream economics. The department has attracted substantial funding for its work on, for example, Environmental Economics.
We are ranked 6th for Economics in the Complete University Guide 2016 (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Economics
Find out more about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/economics/
First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics or an appropriate quantitative subject that includes modules in microeconomics as well as macroeconomics and econometrics. You are expected to have obtained marks consistently in the range of a 2.1 or first (or equivalent) in at least five quantitative units such as (or similar to): Calculus, Linear Algebra, Data Analysis, Game Theory, Operational Research, Probability, Statistics, Microeconomics, Econometrics and Financial Engineering. Some of these modules should have been taken in your final two years of study.