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MA Financial Economics

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Full time | Colchester Campus | 1 year | 06-OCT-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

06-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Econometrics Actuarial Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

At Essex we push the frontiers of accepted wisdom, critically examining the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms, and the policies of governments to understand and challenge the standard paradigms of economics. On this course, you build a thorough understanding of the key areas of economics, oriented towards the economics of financial markets.

So, if you want to specialise in financial economics, your first degree isn’t in economics, or your previous economics training doesn’t suit our MSc courses, our MA Financial Economics may be for you.

There's always something fascinating going on in our department, from regular lively debates with prestigious speakers in seminars, workshops and conferences to cutting-edge papers being published in leading journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

Your future

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree – many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.

Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.

Modules

Introductory Macroeconomics studies some of the fundamental concepts and methods in economics. It equips you with the basic tools and methods of analysis used in economic reasoning. You are introduced to National income accounting, the basics of fiscal and monetary policies in the short run, and the critical role of the Government's budget constraint. The module then progresses into a discussion of the trade-off between inflation and unemployment and the role of the natural rate of unemployment. Particular emphasis is applied to understanding how macroeconomics can help understanding the economic environment we live in and the most important economic challenges we face.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

13,030

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,350

Entry requirements

You need a 2.2 degree in any discipline with some evidence of quantitative ability.

University information

The University of Essex is a hub of innovation and stereotype-breaking success. It offers students a fantastic academic experience, and a fresh way of thinking about some of the key challenges faced by society today. The university delivers an impressive selection of postgraduate courses at a number of levels, including master’s programmes, doctoral degrees, research positions and short courses for continued professional development. The...more

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