Taught course

Finance and Econometrics

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Economics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have an upper-second class honours degree (2:1), or overseas equivalent, in economics or a related subject. A good basic knowledge of relevant statistical theory and mathematics is also required. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency - 6.5 IELTS or equivalent is required. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake a pre-masters or pre-sessional programme that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Finance and Econometrics is a specialist degree aimed at providing you with rigorous training and a strong analytical background in finance, financial economics and econometrics. This masters degree is ideal for those who aim to pursue careers as financial economists, quantitative analysts and financial econometricians in the private sector, in the government or in international financial institutions.

Our Finance and Econometrics degree will develop your financial expertise to the highest level.

Unique features of the MSc in Finance and Econometrics are:

  • This degree covers all the analytical tools and advanced materials in quantitative asset pricing, econometrics, financial derivatives, and financial econometrics.
  • Training in relevant mathematical and statistical methods and how to conduct, assess, and supervise both theoretical and applied research in the field.
  • Possibility to continue to MRes study upon successful completion of the MSc, with the option to progress to doctoral study in the School of Economics and Finance.
  • 5 scholarships available worth £5,000.

As with all of our masters degrees, MSc Finance and Econometrics offers:

  • Invaluable contributions from respected City practitioners and industry experts who also teach students, bringing practical insights in to the classroom by applying theory to real world scenarios.
  • A fully integrated careers programme, a dedicated careers consultant, and extensive industry links that aim to maximise your employment prospects.
  • An unparalleled set of optional short courses designed to equip you with further practical training and key technical skills that are highly valued in the Financial Sector.
  • High rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation.
  • State-of-the-art facilities such as a virtual trading floor which provides exclusive access to the latest technology and financial software used in the banking and finance industry, and access to specialised financial and economic databases and software used by economists in finance or in government for data analysis and simulation.
  • The opportunity to join QUMMIF – the only Investment Club of its kind, which allows students to trade real money (currently £30,000) in order to obtain relevant, practical work experience in trading and portfolio analysis.

Information for international students

For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/index.html

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,300
International students
£16,000

Tuition fees for the academic year 2015/2016 are £10,300 for home and EU students and £16,000 for international students.

We can offer a large number of generous scholarships against tuition fees for academically outstanding students.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Nick Owen
Email
n.j.owen@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 7298