Queen's University Belfast
This MSc is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to understand financial markets and institutions, as well as to prepare students for a PhD in Finance or Economics. Our students have direct access to up-to-date international financial data sets, such as DATASTREAM, Thomson ONE Banker Analytics and Osiris. Some of the taught modules make use of the trading room, providing students with real-life experience of a busy stock exchange with the capacity to deal in equities, bonds, foreign exchange and derivative instruments.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, or other relevant quantitative subject. Science and Engineering disciplines will be considered where there is a significant mathematical component. We welcome applications from a diverse range of applicants so will also consider previous work experience alongside academic qualifications. We encourage applicants to submit a detailed CV. Applicants who lack the prerequisite academic qualification or equivalent may be required to attend an interview. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.*Taken within the last 2 years.
Full-time option (1 year): Semester 1: Asset Pricing; Corporate Finance; Market Microstructure; Research Methods in Finance Semester 2: Derivatives; International Finance; Time-Series Financial Econometrics; And choose one from: Credit Risk Management; Enterprise Risk Management and Risk Analytics; Trading principles. Semester 3: Dissertation. Part-time option (2 years): Year 1: Semester 1: Asset Pricing; Corporate Finance; Semester 2: Derivatives; And choose one from: Credit Risk Management; Enterprise Risk Management and Risk Analytics; Trading principles. Year 2: Semester 1: Market Microstructure; Research Methods in Finance. Semester 2: International Finance; Time-Series Financial Econometrics. Semester 3: Dissertation.
2 thirds of the programme is assessed by written examination and continuous assessment. The other 3rd is a dissertation (14,000-17,000 words or equivalent).
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Queen's University Belfast||Belfast||BT7 1NN||Northern Ireland|
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