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Finance and Economics (MSc)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

05-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Finance and Economics provides advanced training in the theoretical tools and empirical techniques for economics and finance, preparing students for a professional career in international banking, the finance industry and governmental agencies.

Course information

The MSc in Finance and Economics is a one-year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Economics and Finance.

Highlights

  • Small group teaching allows a high level of student-teacher interaction, encouraging a warm and friendly learning environment.
  • The programme focus is to provide a self-contained, rigorous but relevant learning experience that prepares you either to start employment at a senior level in a wide variety of economics or finance-related activities, or to pursue further research.
  • Advanced training in essential elements of an Economics Masters degree (macroeconomics or microeconomics) is combined with essential training in finance (investment analysis, corporate finance), supplemented by a wide variety of applications.
  • In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework exercise, the School was ranked joint tenth in the UK and second in Scotland on the basis of the quality of its research publications, with over 80% of the research publications being classified as internationally excellent or world-leading.
  • The programme aims to prepare students for jobs at a senior level in a wide range of areas: economics, finance, commerce, insurance, academia, diplomatic service and banking.

Teaching format

The programme consists of traditional lectures, as well as tutorials, seminars and computer lab work in small groups. Courses are assessed both continuously and with end-of-semester exams.

You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice on a topic relevant and appropriate to the MSc.

Every MSc student is assigned an adviser at the beginning of the year. You adviser will provide you with individual guidance on module choice and academic conduct.

Careers

There is a long-standing tradition of Finance and Economics graduates working in a wide variety of challenging and rewarding posts including:

  • academia
  • banking
  • commerce
  • diplomatic service
  • economics
  • finance
  • government
  • industry
  • insurance.

They work in the UK, Europe, and North America, and more frequently in locations such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand.

Modules

Investment Analysis: investment value analysis, risk and return.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£12,590

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£25,450

Entry requirements

Students need a strong 2.1 Honours degree from a recognised UK university in Economics or Finance with a significant Economics component; or a 2.1 joint Honours in Economics and another subject that includes substantial training in microeconomics, macroeconometrics and econometrics.