Taught course

Financial Economics

University of Bedfordshire · Division of Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution.

Months of entry

April, June, August, October, November

Course content

The study of finance is key to understanding how businesses operate; governments exercise policies; and countries compete with each other. This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the structural issues economies face and the way they are realised, particularly through the dominance of financial institutions. Using blended learning, you will study the theoretical background and work with industry on real business problems to develop the skills you need to be a key player in this global, knowledge-based economy.

Key features

  • Gain access to our Thomson Reuters Eikon facility, an industry-standard platform for investment and trading
  • Explore your enterprise, creativity and independence – the skills required by employers – through your dissertation
  • Undertake a work placement with the opportunity to work on a live project
  • Every taught unit on this course is delivered in a six-week block mode

Career opportunities

You will have the skills needed to find career opportunities in banking and finance or the public sector. Career paths include research and analysis; financial risk analysis; and economics and research. You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil or PhD.

Areas of study may include:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Financial markets and portfolio management
  • Performance achievement planning
  • Strategic management
  • The global economic context

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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0300 3300 073