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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Understanding the interaction between the disciplines of economics and finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in. Training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants.

Studying an MSc in Economics & Finance at the University of Strathclyde Business School, you'll be learning at a pioneering internationally-renowned academic organisation.

We're ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting & Finance in the Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2020, while we were also awarded Times Higher Education UK Business School of the Year in 2016.

The aim of the Economics & Finance Masters programme is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world.

The degree is jointly offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Accounting & Finance ensuring that you’ll be taught by experts in both areas.

You’ll study

The programme is centred on a suite of core classes designed to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in a range of economics, finance, analysis and quantitative methods subject areas.

You’ll be able to pursue your own individual interests and further develop specialised skills relevant to your chosen career paths through a wide range of elective classes.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The aim of this class is to provide you with an understanding of the basic principles of financial accounting and financial analysis, the ability to interpret financial statements and their use in assessing the financial position and performance of companies. This class provides an introduction to the principles of accounting and the analysis of financial statements. It will enable you to prepare financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and to interpret and analyse these statements. Particular emphasis is placed on the accounting concepts and information employed in financial analysis and decision taking. You'll develop the ability to prepare and interpret financial statements and construct cash forecasts. In addition, you'll develop an understanding of the demand and supply for accounting information; an appreciation of the role of financial analysis and analysts; and an awareness of the statistical characteristics of accounting numbers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,550

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,050

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need an upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Relevant subjects include economics, finance, business studies and management science. Consideration will also be given to applicants from a much broader set of backgrounds, including mathematics, environmental studies, politics, public policy and international affairs. They will consider applications from well qualified and highly motivated students with any undergraduate degree specialisation. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field.

Department profile

Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is located in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. Offering a wide range of business-related degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level, the Business School is part of the University of Strathclyde. The University itself has been recognised with a number of awards, including University of the Year in 2012 and Business School of the Year in 2016. It is also a UK top 20 university for research and was ranked...more

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more

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