The MSc Finance and Economics is designed to equip students with the specialist skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career at a high level in the financial sector. In addition, the programme provides the necessary training to undertake research in the area of finance at a leading university.
The programme is full time and lasts for 12 months, with nine months of taught modules between October and June of the academic year, followed by three months of research and preparation of a masters dissertation, to be completed by the end of September.
The topic for research is chosen with the advice and guidance of members of the academic staff. Our MSc students usually form a lively and cohesive group which plays an active role in the academic and social life of the Division.
* Banking and finance
* Civil Service
* International agencies
Compulsory modules: Economic analysis; Financial economics and asset pricing; Futures and options; Principles of corporate finance; Quantitative methods
Plus: Financial econometrics; or two from: Economic policy in development; Industrial economics; International macroeconomics and finance; International trade; Labour; Trade integration and the political economy of trade policy
Plus: Dissertation (maximum 10,000 words; MSc only)
Plus: 2-week intensive module in mathematics and statistics
Please note: the list of options may vary slightly from year to year.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.