Taught course

Money, Banking and Finance

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Health Economics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

There is a worldwide demand for those trained in the areas of money, banking and finance, which shows no sign of abating. Graduates from this programme hold high-ranking positions in financial centres around the globe. In addition to those aiming for careers in the private sector, it attracts economists currently working in economics, treasury or finance ministries, or in central banks, and graduates preparing for such careers.

There is a worldwide demand for those trained in the areas of money, banking and finance, which shows no sign of abating.

Graduates from this programme hold high-ranking positions in financial centres around the globe. In addition to those aiming for careers in the private sector, it attracts economists currently working in economics, treasury or finance ministries, or in central banks, and graduates preparing for such careers.

The programme comprises 180 credits in total (credits are given in brackets).

Compulsory modules:

  • Macroeconomics (30)
  • Econometrics with Financial Applications (30)
  • Economics of Financial Markets (20)
  • International Banking and Finance (20)
  • Topics in Money and Banking (10)
  • Risk, Uncertainty and Information (10)
  • Option (20)
  • Dissertation (40)

The option is selected from:

  • International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
  • International Investment
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory
  • Development Economic Policy
  • International Trade Policy
  • Political Economy and Economic Policy
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Economics of Labour Markets
  • A graduate course offered elsewhere in the Schools of Business, Public Policy or Social Sciences (subject to approval)

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 3 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/international/students/scholarships/index.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,430 FT - £5,715 PT
International students
£16,920 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation20 (8000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005