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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Econometrics Actuarial Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc Financial Economics will give you the tools and techniques you need to investigate important economic issues. It provides a thorough grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, as well as microeconomics, and examines why financial markets are prone to crises, studying the details of past and present crises, and subsequent policy responses.

You will learn how to express original academic ideas and to test them with the use of econometrics. The study of econometrics covers linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests, and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.

Birkbeck's postgraduate finance courses are built around our long-running experience in research-led evening teaching. Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere in class and ensures that you'll be studying alongside committed, enthusiastic students with a wealth of experience. You will be taught by active researchers, working at the cutting edge in their respective fields, who are also experienced professional practitioners, giving specialist advice and in-house training to government departments and banks and firms in the City of London.

Birkbeck has an excellent reputation for the quality of our research and training in economics and finance, while employers recognise the high-quality training that our graduates have undertaken. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training, whether they are studying full-time or part-time.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include financial risk analyst, economist, researcher, or purchasing manager. This degree can also be useful in becoming a management consultant or actuary.

Modules

This compulsory module is taught mostly through pre-sessional modules in September, and aims to ensure that you have the basic quantitative techniques for the MSc programme. In their first year, part-time students review basic mathematics in September and study static and dynamic optimisation later in the academic year. Prior to the start of the second year, they review statistical techniques. Full-time students cover all modules in one year.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,320

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,380

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

At least a second-class honours degree (2:2), or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject, or the Birkbeck Graduate Diploma in Economics or Graduate Diploma in Finance. We expect all of our MSc students to be competent with intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, multivariable calculus, linear algebra and statistics.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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