Financial Economics

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Overview In a steadily globalising world, the demand for specialists in finance and economics continues to grow. This demand exists across a host of institutions, ranging from policy-making authorities such as central banks and international organisations to commercial banks and brokerages.The Financial Economics MSc course at City is designed to meet increasing demand by combining solid training in economic theory with practical exposure to the field of finance through a variety of specialised options. It is especially distinctive in the three-way link it establishes between economic theory, quantitative finance and financial regulation. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Economics Course Fees: Full-time EU: £13,000 Part-time EU: £6,750 per year Full-time Non EU: £16,000 Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year More...



Start Date: September 2016 How to Apply Entry Requirements You should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and one of the following:a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or a related discipline (e.g. finance)a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in engineering, applied mathematics, mathematics, theoretical computer science, statistics, physics or any other quantitative natural scienceWe also consider applications which do not meet these criteria but demonstrate a high degree of relevant professional experience. If you have not previously taken economics, we offer a free pre-sessional course in economic analysis.All students must also meet the English...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Islington
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Quantitative Finance
IT
Mathematics
Economics
International
Finance
Financial
School
Part Time
Full Time
Financial Training
Economic Theory
GCSE Mathematics

Course programme

Course Content

The range of electives you can study on the Financial Economics MSc course, as well as the coverage of topics within each of the core areas, reflects the relationship between economic theory, quantitative finance and financial regulation. Both the course design and its delivery draw upon the department's expertise in the areas of economic theory, econometrics, financial theory, financial mathematics, corporate finance and regulatory economics.

One of the most exciting aspects of the course is the unique opportunity to combine exposure to regulatory and policy aspects of finance with a thorough training in theory and quantitative methods.

This MSc course has been designed following extensive consultation with alumni currently employed in a variety of finance sector occupations. It addresses both the theoretical knowledge and the analytical skills required for careers in a broad range of financial and finance-related institutions, not just in the private sector but also in central banks, financial regulatory authorities and finance ministries.

The MSc also provides a solid academic foundation if you wish to pursue doctoral research in financial economics, and guidance is readily available if you are considering further study.

Course Structure

The teaching takes place over 2 terms from September to June. Full-time students who pass all the taught modules during the main exam sessions finish the programme at the end of September when they submit their dissertation or literature review. Full-time students who successfully complete the taught modules in the August resit exam session submit their dissertation or literature review in December.

Note: for part-time students, the modules are taught on weekdays during the daytime, alongside the students who are studying on the full-time Master’s programme. Please contact us for further details.

We are introducing a revised programme structure for students who join from September 2016.

Students take 1 of the following 2 paths:

  • Dissertation path: 120 credits from taught modules and 60 credits from a dissertation
  • Literature survey path: 150 credits from taught modules and 30 credits from a literature survey

Core modules for the dissertation path:

  • Financial Markets (30 credits)
  • Econometrics (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Core modules for the literature survey path:

  • Financial Markets (30 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods (30 credits)
  • Literature Survey (30 credits)

Modules in core elective group 1 (all students choose 2 of these):

  • Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
  • Asset Pricing (15 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)

Modules in core elective group 2 (all students choose 2 of these):

  • Quantitative Finance with Matlab (15 credits)
  • International Macroeconomics (15 credits)
  • Corporate Investment under Uncertainty (15 credits)

Additional modules for students taking the literature survey path (students choose 2 of these):

  • Economics of Regulation and Competition (15 credits)
  • The Economics of Micro-Finance (15 credits)
  • Economics and Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Other modules from core elective group 1 and core elective group 2

Read the current programme specification (for students starting in 2015).

Additional information

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching and Learning

The Financial Economics MSc course is delivered through a flexible combination of lectures, seminars and computer lab sessions. Lectures introduce you to the key theories, concepts and economic models. In seminars you have the opportunity to solve applied problems, analyse case studies and make presentations of research published in leading academic journals.

The computer labs provide you with practical experience of using computer software to perform calculations and conduct realistic...