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Money, Banking and Finance MSc


Course Description

There is a worldwide demand for those trained in the areas of money, banking and finance, which shows no sign of abating.

MSc Money, Banking and Finance is the Department’s MSc programme that attracts the most students.

Studying this programmes will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills. You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions and you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to the programme and take options in other areas that interest you.

Graduates from the Money, Banking and Finance MSc hold high-ranking positions in financial centres around the globe. In addition to those aiming for careers in the private sector, it attracts economists currently working in economics, treasury or finance ministries, or in central banks, and graduates preparing for such careers.

Program Content

The programme comprises 180 credits in total (credits are given in brackets).

Compulsory courses:
Macroeconomics (30)
Econometrics with Financial Applications (30)
Economics of Financial Markets (20)
International Banking and Finance (20)
Topics in Money and Banking (10)
Risk, Uncertainty and Information (10)
*Option (20)
Dissertation (40)

*The option is selected from:
International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
International Investment
Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory
Development Economic Policy
International Trade Policy
Political Economy and Economic Policy
Natural Resource Economics
Game Theory
Economics of Labour Markets
A graduate course offered elsewhere in the Schools of Business, Public Policy or Social Sciences (subject to approval)

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 Money, Banking and Finance MSc page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

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ESRC scholarships for PG Study and Doctoral Research - 14 Awards

The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research starting in October 2012.Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:Applied Linguistics
Russian and East European Studies
International Development (IDD)
West African Studies
German Studies
Business and Management
Finance
Economic and Social History
Economics and Econometrics
Education
Urban and Regional Studies
Human Geography
Political Science and International Studies
European Studies
Local Government Studies and Public Policy
Psychology
Sport and Exercise Science (Psy)
Social Policy
Social Work
Socio-Legal Studies

Value of Scholarship(s)

13,590

Eligibility

Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.

Application Procedure

For further information, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/esrc

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service

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Further Information

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/esrc



Entry Requirements

A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.

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