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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

06-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Finance refers to a wide range of topics within a vast research field which covers themes including econometrics, portfolio analysis and hedging financial risk. You will explore qualitative and quantitative methods of research specifically designed to reflect the field of banking and finance.

MRes Finance is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia, there is a strong research focus in this degree, although there are some taught elements which will support your knowledge of the research field. An MRes is the ideal first step if you hope to progress to doctoral studies, such as a PhD.

You deepen your thinking about finance and develop a broader understanding of the changing roles and perception of finance within an ever-changing social context.

You will learn to use our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, which gives you access to the data and analytical tools found in financial institutions across the City of London and throughout the world. This will allow you to develop the skills needed in industry.

MRes Finance explores research and financial theory issues, such as:

  • research skills, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • theoretical stances underpinning different approaches to research
  • how to design a research proposal, including construction of research questions and/or hypotheses
  • launching and managing a research project, including data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • financial modelling
  • finance research techniques using Matlab

We equip you with the skills and knowledge to appreciate the depth and breadth of management and organisational theories and techniques and apply these within a social science context. You benefit from cutting edge research conducted by our Finance Group who specialise in the areas of banking, behavioural and corporate finance, and financial econometrics.

This course is taught at Essex Business School. By embedding the latest academic and industry thinking into our teaching, you experience an education that’s at the forefront of the issues impacting today’s financial sector.

Your future

Essex Business School is helping to create the business leaders of the future; those who are creative, innovative, and ethically aware. 90% of University of Essex’s postgraduate graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2021).

Many of our graduates enjoy careers in financial analysis, management, public administration, and accountancy at some of the world’s most well-known organisations and exciting SMEs, including:

  • KPMG Group
  • Groupon, a global e-commerce marketplace
  • Right Freight Pvt Ltd, an independent freight forwarder
  • Copal Partners, a financial consultation agency
  • Capital Markets Intelligence, a financial publisher
  • Credit Data Research, a business funder

Modules

Your dissertation is the culmination of your Masters programme, where you apply the knowledge gained on your course to produce an extended independent piece of work. You generate an original idea, analyse literature and current knowledge and produce a coherent argument that shows your ability to relate theory to practice. Your dissertation will help you develop vital skills for the workplace, as well as the ability to analyse real problems through an academic lens. You are assigned a supervisor for the duration of your project.

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 should have a high 2:2 honours degree or above, or international equivalent, in Finance, Economics or Business.

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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