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Financial Economics MSc

Course Description

The programme will be primarily targeted at students with an undergraduate degree in an economics-based degree but with a desire to obtain a technical training relevant for the world of finance.

With its blend of generic modules and specialist financial modules, MSc Financial Economics would be ideal for individuals wishing to embark on a career in the finance industry.

This course will give students an insight into financial markets and the world of banking from an economics perspective.

Compulsory modules (with credit weightings)

Theory of Finance (10)
Macroeconomics (20)
Econometrics (30)
Topics in Money and Banking (10)
Economics of Financial Markets (10)
Monetary Policy (10)
Options and Derivatives (10)
Dissertation (10)

Optional modules - choose 10 credits from the modules below

Development Economic Policy
International Trade Policy
Experimental and Behavioural Economics
International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
Natural Resource Economics
Corporate Finance

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Financial Economics MSc page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

All entrants should have a good undergraduate degree (UK 2.1 or equivalent) in Economics or a related subject. Minimum subject requirements would be intermediate level Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics (or Statistics).English language requirement will be IELTS 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

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