Financial Economics

MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to deepen your knowledge of economics or finance and potentially go on to study a PhD or research in economics or finance.

Course Description

Our MSc in Financial Economics provides you with a foundation for a career as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance.

You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of finance and investment through our core modules. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest in two core modules and through your dissertation.

You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The degree will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role.

To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. 

The MSc in Financial Economics opens up career options as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. The course also prepares you for a PhD in Economics or Finance.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
School of Business
Contact

MSc Admissions Advisor
School of Business
+44 (0)116 252 2157 or 5113
economicspg@le.ac.uk

School of Business website

Why Leicester?

At Leicester you will be taught by leading experts, who have both an excellent academic reputation and real-world experience.

Academic staff at Leicester have produced research on economic growth and development, economic transition in Eastern Europe, the East-Asia crisis and UK monetary and fiscal policy.

Our staff are regularly consulted by government agencies around the world. We also provide expertise to international economic institutions such as the IMF, OECD and the World Bank.

Course Structure

Term 1

Term 1

Modules

  • Theory of Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometric Theory

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Term 2

Term 2

Core modules

Choose two option modules from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Term 3

Term 3

Modules

  • Research methods and dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, classes and computer practicals. You will be supported throughout your studies by staff who are also available for private supervision. Each week on average you will receive six to eight hours of lectures and four hours of seminars.

Your course modules will generally be assessed by a combination of exams and coursework projects. Some modules are assessed by demonstrated skills in computing or by seminar presentation where this is appropriate.

Entry Requirements

A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university in economics or finance.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Career Opportunities

Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international.

Many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education.

A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career-changing. It can be the spring board to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.

If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level.

Read about some of our recent graduates.

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Financial Economics MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Financial Economics
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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