Taught course

Finance and Econometrics

Institution
University of Kent · School of Economics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good first degree (good second class honours or equivalent) in economics or economics and another subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Finance and Econometrics MSc programme is designed to provide an education in advanced finance theory and econometric methods. Students develop a deeper understanding of econometric and financial theories, quantitative and research methods, and policy applications.

All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory, but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment.

Course structure

The MSc in Finance and Econometrics is studied over one year full-time or two years part-time and is divided into two stages: eight taught modules (seven of which are compulsory) and a dissertation.

There are compulosory modules in Advanced Macroeconomics, Econometric Methods, Financial Economics: Capital Market Instruments, Research Methods, Time Series Econometrics, Applied Microeconometrics and Financial Economics and Asset Pricing. The core modules build upon students’ existing knowledge, understanding and skills. Students develop a deeper understanding of econometric and financial theories, quantitative and research methods, and policy applications. The teaching and learning of skills are carefully integrated into the structure of the modules and degree programme. The optional module is chosen between two modules based upon the research interests of members of our academic staff in finance and econometrics.

All of our MSc programmes require some mathematical analysis, and we recognise that students have widely differing backgrounds in mathematics. The first week of all our MSc programmes includes compulsory intensive teaching in mathematics, refreshing and improving your skills in order to equip you with the techniques you will need for the rest of the programme.

Students who successfully pass the taught element of the programme, proceed to the dissertation stage, where you undertake a supervised project of your choice on an issues in finance, econometrics or macroeconomics. Advice on choice of dissertation topic and management is given during the taught stage of the programme. The dissertation stage develops students’ research skills and follows on from the Research Methods module. Student dissertations are supervised by academic staff.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is through a wide variety of methods including seminar presentations, extended essays, short projects, in-class tests, examinations, and the dissertation.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details. http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Economics
Email
econpg@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827440