Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution (2.2 in Economics or other relevant subject). The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
Months of entry
This is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of money, banking and capital markets.
This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.
You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace. These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA). The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond. As part of the course, you will undertake your own research on a topic of particular interest to you.
This course lays the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions, including banking and risk management.
You will take compulsory modules in economics, banking econometrics, financial markets, international finance and money and banking. This will allow you to consider the role of money, central banking and monetary policy as well as gaining an insight into the global financial system and challenges it has faced.
You will also have the option to take a Risk Management and Trading module, which introduces techniques designed to measure market and credit risk as well as providing you with an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes.
Information for international students
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Fees and funding
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591515