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