Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Financial Economics

Birkbeck's MRes Financial Economics will prepare you to undertake MPhil/PhD or professional research by giving you the theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques you need. The course will also give you a solid understanding of financial economics through modules taught at Master's and MPhil level. You can also specialise in a particular area of personal or professional interest via a range of option modules. After specialist training in research skills, you will undertake a piece of independent research, supervised by one of our academics and culminating in a dissertation of 10,000 to 12,000 words. If you are interested in pursuing further research, we offer an associated MPhil/PhD Economics. Birkbeck's postgraduate finance courses are built around our long-running experience in research-led evening teaching. Many of our students work in government, finance, economic consultancies, think tanks and the digital economy, which generates a lively atmosphere in class and ensures that you'll be studying alongside, and networking with, 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 and employers recognise the high-quality training that our graduates have undertaken.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: An excellent undergraduate degree in economics (or from a quantitative-oriented discipline such as engineering, mathematics or statistics). We may also ask for GRE scores.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

Examination and coursework, including a 10,000 to 12,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Birkbeck Student Advice Service
Telephone number: 
02039070700