Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Finance with Advanced Pathways

Students on the programme obtain specialist training in financial economics, including basic portfolio theory, corporate finance, and pricing theory applied to derivatives and government bond markets. You will also learn the latest econometrics and numerical analysis skills, which are important in the marketplace. The programme is demanding and challenging; applicants should have strong intellectual ability and be willing to work hard. This programme lets you select a pathway in accounting, banking, commodities or risk management, which ensures that, when you graduate, you will be well-suited to work in specialised fields of quantitative finance in financial institutions, banks and insurance companies, or to undertake academic research leading to a PhD.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Financial econometrics 1; financial econometrics 2; quantitative techniques; theory of finance and derivatives; dissertation. Finance with accounting modules: Contemporary issues in financial reporting for complex entities; principles of financial reporting. Finance with banking modules: Financial markets, banking and regulation. Finance with commodities modules: Commodities and commodities derivatives, computational methods for commodities. Finance with risk management modules: Credit risk management; market risk management. Option modules: Asset management; commodities and commodities derivatives, computational methods for commodities; contemporary issues in financial reporting for complex entities; corporate finance; economics of financial markets; financial markets, banking and regulation; forecasting economic and financial time series; market risk management; monetary economics; principles of financial reporting.

Assessment methods

Usually around 80 per cent of the assessment is unseen examinations, typically held in June. The other 20 per cent of your assessment is via coursework to ensure that, throughout the year, you get practice, and are given feedback, in tackling and solving problems independently, without the time pressure of examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 12,275 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 17,975 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 12,275 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 12,275 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 12,275 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,150 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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02076316316