Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Financial Economics

This MSc Financial Economics will give you the tools and techniques you need to investigate important economic issues. It provides a thorough grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, as well as microeconomics, and examines why financial markets are prone to crises, studying the details of past and present crises, and subsequent policy responses. You will learn how to express original academic ideas and to test them with the use of econometrics. The study of econometrics covers linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests, and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions. Birkbeck's postgraduate finance courses are built around our long-running experience in research-led evening teaching. Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere in class and ensures that you'll be studying alongside committed, enthusiastic students with a wealth of experience. You will be taught by active researchers, working at the cutting edge in their respective fields, who are also experienced professional practitioners, giving specialist advice and in-house training to government departments and banks and firms in the City of London. Birkbeck has an excellent reputation for the quality of our research and training in economics and finance, while employers recognise the high-quality training that our graduates have undertaken. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training, whether they are studying full-time or part-time.

Entry requirements

MSc: First- or second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject, or the Birkbeck Graduate Diploma in Economics or Graduate Diploma in Finance. We expect all of our MSc students to be competent with intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, multivariable calculus, linear algebra and statistics. Non-EU students are encouraged to submit GRE or GMAT results. In some cases, the admissions tutor may request these results in order to make a decision on your application. In that case, you should upload your score report to the online application system as if it were an additional transcript page. Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Through June examination and coursework, including an econometrics project and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,400 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 18,400 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 per Whole course (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone number: 
02076316429