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Economics and Finance MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed particularly for students who have an appropriate degree and want to expand their career options by building their expertise in finance. You will develop your understanding of economic theory and econometrics, including recent advances in the subject, and acquire a solid understanding of finance theory and its applications to financial markets and corporate finance. The programme provides excellent preparation for careers in investment management, financial research, trading, consulting and corporate finance, and for further academic study in finance.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

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This module provides students with a rigorous foundation in modern asset pricing theory and an appreciation of the successes and shortcomings of that theory via an analysis of empirical work in the field. The unit begins with an exposition of mean-variance theory leading to a derivation of the Capital Asset Pricing model. Multi-factor models and Arbitrage Pricing Theory are considered next before students are introduced to some consumption-based asset pricing. There is then a review of empirical work evaluating these asset pricing models. The pricing of bonds and the term structure of interest rates are discussed next. Finally, students are introduced to the key features of various derivatives before the pricing of derivatives using absence of arbitrage techniques is presented.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold a first or good upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in economics, finance, mathematics or similar discipline.