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MSc Quantitative Financial Economics

Course Description


MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance and fits into UEA’s Applied Training Programme.


You will take compulsory modules in economics, financial econometrics, financial markets, international finance and risk management and trading. Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice. There are specialist modules designed for this programme, including Financial Markets and Risk Management and Trading. There is the option to take the module Money and Banking in which you will consider the role of money, central banking and monetary policy and gain an insight into the global financial system and challenges it has faced.


Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, and programmes incorporate lectures, seminars, and practical work, including computer lab sessions. Teaching in UEA’s School of Economics is informed by cutting edge research and practice; members of academic staff advise the European Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and other institutions, and their day-to-day experience in the running of competition policy gives a practical angle to the academic rigour of their teaching.


This degree programme will lay the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions. You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace. These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA).

Visit the MSc Quantitative Financial Economics page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Student Profiles

School of Economics, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of Economics as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of Economics, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships.


A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to applicants with a minimum 2.2 degree (or equivalent) in Economics or a relevant subject, or those with a relevant maths or statistics module in their degree. UEA Admissions will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

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