Entry requirements

Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in economics, finance or business. If your degree is not in one of these subjects, please contact the Business School to discuss your application. If you do not have a degree, we will consider your application if you have significant relevant experience or equivalent professional qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Economic and Financial Analysis aims to provide industry ready graduates equipped with the skills needed for success in a variety of banking, finance, analysis, local government, regional development and a wide array of further exciting and challenging careers.

Themes

You will be taught critical knowledge for economic and financial analyst positions plus have extended opportunities to develop highly valued skills using standard industry software (Bloomberg and Stata) in your analysis of real data to answer your own Economic or Finance research questions. All this will be done in a challenging and thought provoking manner, which questions the traditional assumptions underlying many mainstream models of societies and economies to arrive at more useful perspectives.

You will study Behavioural Finance, a cutting-edge subject that is still not common on Master’s programmes and which is becoming a critical skill for market analysis and to ensure you meet regulators’ expectations. You will additionally explore banking systems and financial instruments (swaps, obligations, securities and so forth) in terms of pricing, strategies and economic contexts. Systems and instruments are explored for fundamental systemic and regulatory weaknesses. Following this course you would have the ability to assess a new financial product or innovation in terms of not only its likely success or failure, but its overall effects on the financial system.

You will study the following units:
  • Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
  • Financial Economics and The Banking Crisis
  • Global Economic Analysis
  • Investigating Business Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits of units + 60 credit dissertation).

The demand for economics and finance graduates is consistently high and this MSc prepares you for a range of careers in a variety of banking, finance, analysis, local government, regional development and a wide array of further exciting and challenging careers.
Economics graduates from Manchester Met have taken roles in the Government Economics Service, the Office of National Statistics, the Department of Work and Pensions and the Bank of England.
[Special Features:]
  • You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus.
  • As a student of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
  • Read our new economics blog at: www.business.mmu.ac.uk/eomics/
  • There are opportunities to focus your assignments on your employment goals.
  • You will have extensive access to real world data and academic journals.
  • Our academic team includes internationally renowned economists and finance specialists.
  • Timetabled lectures and seminars are complemented by the guest lecture series run by the MMU Economics Society and company and industry visits.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to Manchester Met's website for the latest fee information.
International students
Please refer to Manchester Met's website for the latest fee information.

£1,000 scholarships (full-time study) are available. For more information visit www.business.mmu.ac.uk/pgscholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
16 months
full time
8 months

PGCert

full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969