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Economics and Finance MSc

Course Description

Course overview:

Designed to meet the high demand for qualified economists in the financial sector, our Economics and Finance MSc develops a solid foundation in economic and financial theory, and goes on to equip you with the analytical capabilities necessary to deal with complex problems.

You will develop a thorough grounding in quantitative methods and financial markets analysis. By the end of the course, you will be able to use advanced tools to analyse and appraise financial opportunities.

You will be taught by experienced professionals who combine industry know-how with academic rigour. Our members of staff are active in consultancy and maintain excellent professional contacts. This ensures that the course is continually updated to meet the changing nature of the financial markets.

Students learn a range of transferable skills, such as research skills, presentation skills, working in groups and dealing with conflict. These skills are much sought after in today's highly competitive job market.

Specialist options and a dissertation provide opportunities to tailor your studies to your individual interests and your chosen career path.

Course content:

Introductory modules:
- Economics and Business Finance in Context
- Corporate Finance
- Quantitative Techniques and Applications

Compulsory modules:
- Economics of Financial Markets
- Financial Market Practice
- Quantitative Techniques and Applications

Optional modules (choose two)
- Financial Regulation: Eeonomic principles and institutional frameworks
- Applied Econometrics and Financial Time Series Analysis
- Emerging Financial Markets
- Explorations in Economic Thought

For the third option, your choice is extended to include:
- Advanced Corporate Analysis
- Portfolio Modelling and Dealing
- Financial Derivatives: mathematical applications
- Financial Engineering of Derivative Structured Products
- International Portfolio Management
- Interest Rate and Currency Risk Management

In the final phase of the course, students are required to complete a dissertation relating to financial economics.The dissertation will be between 10,000 and 15,000 words long. It will address a financial markets problem which will require you to undertake research leading to implementable recommendations based on sound analysis and judgment. Alternatively, you may wish to carry out a more scholarly dissertation relating to a financial markets topic of personal interest. You will receive help from your appointed dissertation supervisor who will monitor and support your progress. The dissertation is submitted in October.

Visit the Economics and Finance MSc page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary. Normally a good honours degree or equivalent is required. Work experience is useful but not essential. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements then please contact us. In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test.

Course Fees

UK/ EU students: £11,700/ International students £15,480

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