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Entry requirements

You should have a high 2:2 honours degree or above, or international equivalent, in Finance, Economics or Business.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MRes Finance is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia. It is the ideal first step if you hope to progress to doctoral studies, such as PhD.

We equip you with the skills and knowledge to appreciate the depth and breadth of finance theories and techniques and apply these within a social science context. The content of our course is a direct response to requirements for, and suggested improvements in, research training laid down by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

You deepen your thinking about finance and develop a broader understanding of the changing roles and perception of finance within an ever-changing social context.

You develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • research skills, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • theoretical stances underpinning different approaches to research
  • how to design a research proposal, including construction of research questions and/or hypotheses
  • launching and managing a research project, including data collection, analysis and interpretation

You study at Essex Business School, at our Colchester Campus. We are the largest department at the University of Essex and 75% of our research was deemed world leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014).

You join one of the UK’s largest finance groups, with a team of experts in wide ranging specialisms. This diversity ensures our course reflects the breadth of contemporary banking and finance issues facing organisations today.

Our lecturers have presented their work at the likes of the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve and are recognised for being at the forefront of research in:

  • business ethics
  • corporate social responsibility
  • organisation studies
  • leadership and strategy
  • finance and banking
  • risk management
  • international management

Not only are you taught by experts with both academic and industry experience, but input from City-based industry leaders gives this course a thorough grounding in contemporary financial practice. Our school is also home to the Essex Finance Centre (EFiC).

Fees and funding

Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, for students from the UK and EU who meet the eligibility criteria.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk