Taught course

Quantitative Financial Economics

Institution
University of East Anglia · School of Economics
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Degree Subject Any subject - 2.2 or equivalent

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Months of entry

September

Course content

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is part of our Applied Training Programme, which is designed to provide key skills in economics. It’s ideal if you’re a graduate without an economics background, yet wish to develop the analytical skills of an economist. It’s also suitable if you’re an economics graduate wishing to develop specialist expertise in this area without committing to full research training.
The core of your course consists of compulsory modules including Economic Concepts and Financial Econometrics. Alongside this you’ll study international finance and topics such as theories of exchange rate determination. You’ll also explore how financial markets work, with a technical module involving the study of financial models that can explain equilibrium asset prices and the term structure of interest rates.
You’ll discover the area of risk management and trading, with a module that includes an introduction to techniques designed to measure market and credit risk. You’ll also gain insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes.
Towards the end of your 12 months with us, you’ll write a dissertation on an area that most interests you in this field, which will be supervised by a member of the School of Economics.
We also offer additional support to help you get the most from your Master’s. This includes an optional, intensive pre-sessional course in the fortnight before your programme begins in September. This course incorporates an introduction to specialist econometric software that you’ll use in your MSc programme. While not compulsory, we strongly recommend you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1603 591515