Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Physics, or another highly mathematical discipline. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This programme will look at the economic and financial determinants of financial risk including market risk and some elements of liquidity and counterpart risk. You will learn how to take advantage of the opportunities inherent to financial risk.
- You will learn about the determination of interest rates in bind markets, about risk management, bank regulation and the preventive role of financial regulation.
- You will learn from internationally published academic in financial economics, many of whom have worked as research collaborators or consultants with the IMF, World Bank, numerous central banks and HM Treasury.
- The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.
You will take four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. Students can drop Basic Econometrics and take Modelling and Forecasting Financial Markets as a core subject if they have a strong background in Econometrics.
Teaching is based on formal lectures which also allow opportunities for class discussion. Technical subjects are supported by weekly or fortnightly small tutorials, which provide opportunities for you to engage with some issues or questions in a group format. Some courses also involve lab sessions using specialised software.
- Basic econometrics
- Economic fundamentals and financial markets
- Financial markets, securities and derivatives
- Financial risk analysis.
- Advanced portfolio analysis (Portfolio analysis and investment is a co-requisite for this course)
- Applied computational finance
- C++ in Finance (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
- Corporate finance and investment
- Corporate finance theory
- Empirical asset pricing (Basic econometrics, or Portfolio analysis and investment, or Economic fundamentals and financial markets are co-requisites for this course)
- Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
- Financial market micro structure
- Financial services
- Game theory with applications in economics and finance
- Hedge fund risk management
- International finance and money
- Mathematical finance (co-requisite for Financial derivatives)
- Modelling and forecasting financial markets
- Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for Advanced portfolio analysis)
Information for international students
The University of Glasgow welcomes students from over 100 different countries. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University normally sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. Visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/ for details.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Adam Smith Business School