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Financial Economics MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and expertise for a career in fund management, stockbroking, investment banking, corporate treasury and other financial sector roles. The MSc in Financial Economics aims to offer the knowledge and expertise needed for a career as a professional economist working in the public or private sector or alternatively, in fund management, stock-broking, investment banking, corporate treasury and other financial sector roles. The course includes modules covering the working of the markets for bonds, stocks, currencies and derivatives (futures and forwards, options and swaps), as well as microeconomics, advanced macroeconomics and econometrics. Much of the material is extremely challenging, both analytically and sometimes technically, but attention is given at all times to the practical questions of how to interpret financial data for research purposes; how to identify and exploit trading opportunities; and how to measure and manage risk. Our graduates find employment as specialists in financial institutions, corporate treasury departments, central banks and local government.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

23-SEP-19

Modules

This module aims to provide a solid understanding of macroeconomics and its application to monetary and financial issues. In particular, the module concentrates on issues of monetary policy and the role of private sector expectations.
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum 2:1 honours degree (GPA approximately 3.0/4.0) at undergraduate level and the following previously studied modules: microeconomics, macroeconomics and one quantitative module (econometrics is also desirable). Applications will be considered from recent graduates with a good Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university.

University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This Russell Group university has over 8,600 postgraduate students and was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Cardiff has over 4,000 international (non-EU) students every year, with more than half of those pursuing postgraduate studies. Its main Cathays Park campus is located in the city centre, with a second campus shared with the University...more

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