Suitable for graduates with a minimum 2:1 honours degree (GPA 3.0/4.0) at undergraduate level and the following previously studied modules: microeconomics, macroeconomics and one quantitative module (econometrics is also desirable).
Applications will be considered from recent graduates with a good Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university.
Months of entry
The MSc in Financial Economics aims to offer the knowledge and expertise needed for a career as a professional economist working in the public or private sector or alternatively, in fund management, stock-broking, investment banking, corporate treasury and other financial sector roles.
The course includes modules covering the working of the markets for bonds, stocks, currencies and derivatives (futures and forwards, options and swaps), as well as microeconomics, advanced macroeconomics and econometrics.
Much of the material is extremely challenging, both analytically and sometimes technically, but attention is given at all times to the practical questions of how to interpret financial data for research purposes; how to identify and exploit trading opportunities; and how to measure and manage risk.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an IELTS exam, obtaining a minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub score.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0)29 2087 6953