This is a new course development by Economics in the School of Social Sciences. We welcom students who are interested in an economics degree where they can improve their understanding of microeconomics adn macroeconomics and advance their quantitative skills so that they are able to apply economics to financial systems and markets. There is consideratble demand for skilled experts in financial economics adn this demand continues to increase rapidly. It ranges from the public sector (eg universities, central banks, international organisations) to the private sector (commerical banks and insurance providers). This subject area is popular among students who intend to become professionals and it also appeals to well trained economics graduates who intend to pursue further graduate research training.
The aims of this programme is to provide balances and rigorous training in modern theories and techniques in financial economics at the postgraduate level. Students are introduced to key concepts, ideas, tools and techniques via core units in micro and macro-economics and in Financial Economics and Mathematical Finance which are supplemented by econometrics units and by related optional course units.