University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Financial Economics

This programme is a springboard into a career as an economist. Whether you are looking to work in the Civil Service, a leading bank, a multinational organisation or an insurance company, this programme can help you achieve your aims. It is also an ideal choice for anybody who sees his or her future as an analyst for a major investment company. The programme is designed to provide an understanding of economic and financial theory, together with specialist econometric and mathematical techniques. It provides a platform for economics students with a particular interest in finance and will also be of interest to applicants who are already practicing economists or have work experience in the financial sector. Completion of the MSc in Financial Economics is an excellent foundation for progression onto a research degree. At the heart of the programme are core modules in financial theory, plus a choice of further options in Finance, Economics or Econometrics. Non assessed intensive computing training covering Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software, is incorporated into relevant modules. Alongside the formal lecture programme, you will be able to participate in the Economics Seminar Series. The summer dissertation represents your chance to carry out original research in financial economics. This programme forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre - a hub of world-class social sciences research. More information about SWDTC. The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. Specific to this programme is a Double Degree opportunity with Fudan University School of Economics. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School's Study Abroad webpages.

Entry requirements

Normally a good Honours degree in a related discipline from a recognised university. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits. Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/

Recent examples of compulsory modules are as follows; Research Design and Dissertation; Fundamentals of Financial Management; Optimization Techniques for Economists; Topics in Financial Economics; Macroeconomic; Microeconomics; Quantitative Research Techniques; Economics of Corporate Finance and Financial Econometrics.

Some recent examples of optional modules are as follows; Advanced Econometrics; Banking and Financial Services; Domestic and International Portfolio Management; Economics of Banking; Game Theory and Industrial Organisation; International Trade and Regional Integration and Experimental and Behavioural Economics.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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