Financial Economics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 15.4 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:2909 Duration:12 months

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The Financial Economics MA aims to:

  • develop your knowledge of a range of key analytical skills relevant to study and research into the workings of the financial sector.
  • develop a mastery of fundamental principles of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory.
  • enable you to develop an understanding of the use of applied tools in econometrics and economic policy.
  • provide you with an opportunity to develop a deep familiarity with major issues in economic history and economic thought since the early modern period.

Our masters courses specifically address the typical requirements of those employed as economists in business or government – clear, lucid communication rather than highly technical analysis.

What will you study?

The Financial Economics MA will enable you to master the core range of economic analysis, key analytical skills and empirical background necessary to pursue advanced level research into contemporary issues in financial economics. You will receive thorough grounding in macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, applied econometrics, a range of approaches for dealing with economic policy issues, and the long term historical and conceptual context of the contemporary issues and debates taking place in economics as a general discipline.

In the Financial Economics module you will acquire advanced knowledge of both the microeconomic aspects of the discipline (eg corporate finance) and the broader macroeconomic issues surrounding financial innovation and systemic instability.

Core modules
  • Applied Econometrics and Economic Policy
  • Economic Change and Ideas
  • Financial Economics
  • Macro- and Microeconomic Theory
  • Economics Dissertation
One or more of the following:successful completion of a certified programme of study in an area appropriate to the content of the degree (normally a good second-class honours undergraduate degree or its equivalent, including, where appropriate, quantitative methods having been studied to an appropriate standard); strong academic performance in other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis;relevant non-certificated learning; andan appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
Discount for Kingston University alumni
  • All alumni of Kingston University, who have been awarded a bachelors degree are entitled to a 10% discount on their tuition fees.
  • The alumni discount of 10% applies to home, EU and overseas fee payers.
Annual Fund postgraduate scholarshipsThe Development Office offers a number of postgraduate scholarships for UK and EU students.They are available for all courses (except teacher training/PGCE courses) and will pay 50% of the fees (up to £3,000 for the 2013/14 academic year) for a one-year full-time or two year part-time masters programme.International scholarshipsThe International Office offers awards totalling £200,000 every year, with each international scholarship worth £3,500. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree based at Kingston University.You might also be eligible for an international loyalty bursary if you are an overseas Kingston University alumnus or have a family connection with the University.
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