University of Essex
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or 2.2 degree (or equivalent) in economics or finance including econometrics. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.0 overall or equivalent.
Core modules: Asset pricing; estimation and interference in econometrics; financial modelling; time series econometrics; dissertation. Optional modules include: Applications of data analysis; bank strategy and risk; banking; behavioural economics 1 (individual decision making); behavioural economics 2 (games and markets); behavioural finance; computational agent-based macroeconomics, financial markets and policy design; corporate finance; derivative securities; econometric methods; economic development theory; economics of financial markets; economics of incentives, contracts and the firm; exchange rates and international finance; fixed income securities; game theory and applications; industry expert lectures in finance; international finance; international trade; macroeconomics; mathematical methods; microeconomics; modern banking; monetary economics; panel data methods; political economy; portfolio management; risk management; theory of industrial organisation; topics in financial economics; topics in labour economics; trading global financial markets.
Assessment for modules taught by the Department of Economics includes a term paper and/or a mid-term test with an exam at the end of the year. The grade for each module is calculated with a 50 per cent weighting for both coursework and exam, however if students do better in the final exam students will receive just the final exam mark. In Essex Business School most modules give 50 per cent weighting for both coursework and examination; however some are split 70 per cent examination, 30 per cent coursework. During the summer, students will work on a dissertation that's included in the final grade.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
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