University of Cambridge
Finance and Economics
This is an intensive course combining advanced study and research, tailored for people with less than 1 year of work experience who intend to go on to work for industry; it places particular emphasis on economic coverage of financial themes, beginning from the institutional background, moving on to careful consideration of how observed institutions should be modelled, and ending by relating existing models to data and discussing how these models should be improved when they do not fit the data.
A good 2.1 undergraduate degree in economics (a business studies, accountancy or management degree or qualification does not provide an adequate background); applicants from North American institutions: a GPA of 3.6 out of 4 or the equivalent; applicants from other educational systems: within the top 10 per cent of their reference group. Applicants whose previous university training is from countries outside the UK must submit the results of a recent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
Students take 8 modules plus a dissertation; there are 6 compulsory modules in microeconomics, econometrics, Finance (1 and 2) Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing; students then select a further 2 modules which can be taken from advanced, applied and specialist modules.
Assessment is by written papers and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 14,832 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 22,857 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cambridge University||Cambridge||CB2 1TN||East of England|
Graduate Admissions (Economics)