University of Bath

University of Bath

Economics and Finance

The course aims to provide training for a career in financial institutions, consultancies, ministries of finance or economics as well as central banks. The degree provides a unique combination of training in advanced economic theory and finance alike. It will allow students to address problems in finance, such as the recent financial crisis, by also using knowledge of economic theory to gain additional insights into the events. Students investigation into real economic and financial problems are aided by a rigorous training in econometrics that will allow them to make sound empirical investigations.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics or an appropriate subject that includes modules in microeconomics as well as macroeconomics and econometrics. Applicants are expected to have obtained marks consistently in the range of a 2.1 or 1st (or equivalent) in at least 5 quantitative units such as (or similar to): calculus, linear algebra, data analysis, game theory, operational research, probability, statistics, microeconomics, econometrics and financial engineering. Some of these modules should have been taken in the final 2 years of study. English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components); PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component.

Course modules

Core modules: Microeconomics; macroeconomics; financial economics; econometrics for economics and finance; financial econometrics; corporate finance; dissertation. Optional modules: International monetary economics; financial derivatives; introduction to quantitative finance; investment management; economics of financial institutions; financial risk management; international finance; incentives and performance; international monetary policy and institutions; financial engineering; forecasting economic and financial variables; computational economics; growth theory; development economics.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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Programme Administrator
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01225 383144