Taught course

Economics and Financial Economics

Institution
University of Nottingham · Industrial Economics Division
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a discipline with significant economics content.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course explores current theories, while providing you with research training and the core skills and techniques needed for analytical work on financial markets.

The last two decades have seen a dramatic change in the economic theory of financial markets. This course is influenced by the work of academics at the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM), which focuses on issues arising from the operation of financial markets, household debt and corporate finance. It also investigates the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy through credit channels, particularly when credit is constrained.

Building on the core Economic Theory module, this course provides specialist modules on financial economics and financial econometrics. There is also the opportunity to select modules in decision-making under Risk and Uncertainty, Options and Futures Markets, and Behavioural Finance.

You will be trained in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, and will be provided with research training at the level required to progress to a PhD.

At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of financial economics, and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first finance research project.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Fees and funding

See information on how to fund your masters, including our step-by-step guide. Further information is available on the school website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    option to study for a second year at the University of Konstanz.

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Support Hub
Email
socsci-gr@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559