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Finance and Economics (Research) MA

Finance and Economics (Research) MA

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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Economics Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Finance and Economics (Research) MA is designed to provide you with the essential skills, as well as an advanced knowledge and understanding of economics and finance, to proceed to doctoral research.

Through the course you will develop:

a thorough understanding of social science theory, approaches and research methods
an understanding of research methods specific to finance and/or economics
knowledge of advanced scholarship and practice in areas within finance/economics as well as a broader awareness of cutting edge research across the social sciences
skills in data collection and analysis
specialist analytical and problem-solving skills.

The research training provided will also be valuable for many non-academic careers in research institutions or other knowledge-intensive environments.


Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
Association of MBAs (AMBA).


This module aims to familiarise students with the key concepts of microeconomics; to develop students' problem solving skills using economic theory and to enable students to understand better how economic theory can be used to understand problems in finance. At the end of the module students should understand the principle of utility maximisation; they should be able to solve utility maximising problems in a wide variety of contexts, notably involving saving and risk bearing.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in finance, economics or a related discipline.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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