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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

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

On this course you'll develop your expertise in the fields of finance and economics by taking on intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, combined with a particular focus on finance.

Alongside core modules in economic theory and financial econometrics, you'll have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules, giving you the chance to tailor the course to your own interests and goals.

This MSc is ideal for you if you’d like to work as a professional economist in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, international agencies and other similar organisations. It's also suitable if you’re thinking of going on to a PhD.

ABOUT

Our MSc Finance and Economics is part of our Academic and Professional Programme – designed for people who want to pursue a professional career within finance or economics or move into PhD study.

It’s ideal for you if you’ve studied economics before and are looking to specialise further – through intensive, research-led training in advanced economics with a particular specialty in finance. You should already have a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to a 2:1 or a 1st) with a substantial component of economics, or a graduate diploma in economics.

You'll build your expertise with core compulsory taught modules in microeconomic theory and financial econometrics, along with a range of optional modules. Along with your dissertation, this is an area where you can tailor the course to meet your own personal interests and aspirations.

Your dissertation – which you'll write towards the end of your year with us – gives you the freedom to choose your own topic from within the area of finance and economics. Throughout your dissertation you'll benefit from supervision and support from a member of the School of Economics.

We also offer additional support to help you get the most from your Master’s. This includes an optional, intensive pre-sessional course in the fortnight before your programme begins in September. This course incorporates the techniques of calculus and matrix algebra and an introduction to the specialist econometric software that you'll use in your MSc programme. While not compulsory, we strongly recommend you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

Modules

This is an advanced module in microeconomic theory, designed for postgraduate students with a strong background in economics. The topics covered in this module include the duality approach to demand theory, firm theory, general equilibrium theory, game theory, choice under uncertainty, agency theory and the economics of asymmetric information. The rational-choice foundations of microeconomics are also critically examined.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£19,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: 2.1 or equivalent in Economics (or related degree programme). Students should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus university on the outskirts of Norwich, situated within private, picturesque landscaped grounds that include woodland and a lake. It has a thriving student community of 15,000, over 4,000 of whom are postgraduates. As well as its stunning location that serves as an idyllic setting for learning, the university is known for its outstanding research, leading the way in many fields, notably in...more