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MSc Financial Economics

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

06-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Econometrics Actuarial Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Are you interested in finance and its economic foundations? The emphasis of our MSc Financial Economics is on the ways that economic reasoning can inform and illuminate the financial decision-making of investors and the financial choices made by firms.

You gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of financial economics. You explore topics including:

Notions of risk and return in equity markets, both in the context of asset pricing and in the management of equity portfolios

  • Optimisation theory
  • How economic arguments work
  • The role of equilibrium

We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have strengths in the areas of:

  • Game theory and strategic interactions
  • Theoretical and applied econometrics
  • Labour economics

The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic 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.

On our MSc Financial Economics, you will gain key skills in the analysis of complex financial data. In addition, you will develop key employability skills like mathematical techniques, statistical analysis and computer skills and acquire a deep knowledge of how financial markets work and how to analyse them.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations:

  • Santander
  • Ernst and Young
  • Amba Research
  • Indicus Analytics

More generally, our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.

Modules

What interests you? Undertake a research project of your choosing, studying a specific economic issue or set of problems in depth, with supervision from our world-leading academic staff. Gain experience of original and independent work, making use of and building on skills that you have acquired during your Masters.

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

A degree with an overall 2.2 in a discipline related to economics such as: Economics, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Physics or any other degree with a strong maths component. The Degree should contain some economics components including Macroeconomics; Microeconomics or Econometrics.

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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