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
MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models.
You will take compulsory modules in economics, financial econometrics, financial markets, international finance and risk management and trading. Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, and programmes may incorporate lectures, seminars, and practical work, including computer lab sessions.
There are specialist modules designed for this programme, including Financial Markets and Risk Management and Trading. Financial Markets is a technical module which involves the study of financial models that can explain equilibrium asset prices and the term structure of interest rates. Risk Management and Trading includes an introduction to techniques designed to measure market and credit risk and provide you with an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes.
There is also the option to take the module Money and Banking in which you will consider the role of money, central banking and monetary policy and gain an insight into the global financial system and challenges it has faced.
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