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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Banking Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This is a research-focused Master’s degree so a background in business, economics or any other quantitative subject, such as sciences is essential. You might be coming straight from undergraduate study, or you may have worked in industry for a time since graduating.

Prepare for a career in banking and finance at the highest level, with a degree that combines theory, practice and research expertise.

This internationally-focused and highly-respected Master’s will prepare you to excel on a global stage in the professional or academic sector. You will be qualified to work in commercial banking, asset management, hedge funds, consulting and accountancy firms, government bodies or academic institutions.


Financial systems are highly complex and constantly evolving. On this intensive, 12-month course you will gain the skills to understand the financial system now and in the future. You will build a sound theoretical and practical grounding in banking and finance, equipping yourself with the skills needed to excel in business or in research. You’ll graduate as someone who is not only highly skilled, but also an independent and critical thinker, able to make their own decisions when faced with complex problems.

You will develop research-orientated expertise in investment and risk management, banking, corporate finance and governance and international accounting. You’ll also become expert in the cutting-edge quantitative techniques needed for in-depth empirical investigations in banking and finance. You’ll also discover how to critically analyse theories and data in order to make effective, evidence-based financial decisions.

Working with leading academics, you’ll discover the most important recent developments in financial research. Meanwhile, you’ll build the analytical skills needed to make your own contribution to the latest thinking in the field.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will help you gain a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical challenges related to empirical research in Finance and equip you with the necessary skills for successfully completing your MSc dissertation. You will focus on the key econometric tools and techniques used by finance researchers and practitioners. Topics covered include, among others: Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) estimation and violations, univariate time series modelling and forecasting, multivariate time series models, unit root testing, cointegration, and volatility modelling. All topics are complemented by presentation and discussion of real-world applications in asset pricing, market efficiency, long-run relationships, volatility modelling, etc. Datasets from professional platforms (Thomson Reuters Datastream and Eikon) are used extensively throughout the module with the empirical analyses performed in Stata, a state-of-the-art statistical analysis software.

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 have: 2:1 or above or the international equivalent; Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Management or a degree in a quantitative subject (such as Science or Engineering).

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more

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