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MSc Finance (Economic Policy)

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economic Policy Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our MSc Finance (Economic Policy) programme is principally for postgraduates working on economic policy in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy.

It will increase your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying economic policy, focusing on the financial aspects of policy making. In addition, students who take the MSc in Finance will acquire a sound understanding of theories in finance and of the workings of financial markets, for a career in finance or for further research at the PhD level. Students will also become acquainted with the main issues and methods in Macroeconomic Policy, Microeconomic Policy, International Finance, and Banking and Capital Markets. The programme will present Finance and Economic Policy as scientific disciplines with a rigorous methodology, but at the same time will describe the way financial markets and institutions actually work in a variety of contexts.

Our teaching offers you exceptional insights into financial institutions and markets in London and other major cities in the world. In addition, we offer specialist knowledge of financial and management systems in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia and the Middle East – something that will set you apart from graduates of other universities that normally focus on the analysis of Europe and the Americas.

You will develop an excellent understanding of key issues shaping international business strategy in a global financial environment.

Teaching & Learning

The MSc is made up of six modules. Each module is studied in one for four 10-week sessions. You can only take one module at a time, but each module is typically available in at least two of the year's study sessions. This gives you the flexibility to plan how you study during the year, enabling you to fit your study in with your professional, family and personal commitments.

You will be individually assigned an online academic tutor for the duration of each module with whom you can discuss academic queries at regular intervals during the study session. You will also have a named administrator providing you with help and advice throughout your studies.

Employment

Graduates from the MSc in Finance will be well equipped for a career in corporate finance, treasury, banking, investments, financial analysis, and other finance-related strategic roles in business.

Students who attain a distinction or merit grade will be well-placed to embark on research towards a PhD. The School of Finance and Management maintains close links with employers in the United Kingdom and its focus regions; the Centre for Global Finance has solid international links with multinational firms, governments and multilateral financial institutions.

Modules

The IMF and Economic Policy - Core
Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets - Core
Public Financial Management: Revenue - Core
Microeconomic Principles and Policy - Core
International Finance - Core
Banking and Capital Markets - Core
Research Methods
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

10,920

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

10,920

Entry requirements

You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in finance, economics, or another appropriate discipline. Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.

University information

At SOAS University of London, students are encouraged to challenge conventional views and to think globally. SOAS is the leading higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, offering over a hundred postgraduate programmes, all taught by world-class specialists. The central London campus is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a...more

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