Forecasting and Economic Analysis

MSc, 1 year

This is for you if... you want to know more about the use of cutting edge techniques in quantitative financial and economic analysis.

Course Description

This course is for students who want to know more about the use of cutting edge techniques in quantitative financial and economic analysis. This course is aimed at students wanting to pursue employment in forecasting, finance, economic analysis and other related fields. You will develop a high level of data and analytical skills.

This programme will provide you with a unique skill set in data analytics and economic analysis, making you particularly suited to employers who require a high level of numeracy and analytical skills.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
School of Business
Contact
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)116 252 5382
pgadmissions@le.ac.uk

School of Business website

Why Leicester?

The Leicester MSc provides rigorous training, recognised as an international standard.

You will learn from top academics in the field of forecasting and quantitative research.

You can customise your degree with a focus is macro-economics, quantitative methods or finance.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your new skills through a summer dissertation.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Core modules

  • Mathematical preparation
  • Forecasting 1
  • Macroeconomic theory
  • Econometric theory

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Theory of Finance 
  • Development Economics 
  • Managerial Economics

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.

Semester 2

Semester 2

Core modules

  • Research Method 
  • Forecasting 2
  • Applied Macro-econometrics 

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • International Money and Finance 
  • Macroeconomic Theory 2
  • Applied Micro-econometrics
  • Financial Risk Management

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.

Semester 3

Semester 3

Core module

  • Research Methods

Plus your 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

Teaching will consist of a combination of lectures, seminars and computer labs. Research methods will be taught through a series of lectures and one-to-one supervision with your dissertation supervisor. Core modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and traditional exams.

You will take modules between September and the end of December, and between January and May.

Between April and August you will focus on your dissertation. You dissertation allows us to assess your skills in research and application of taught methods, as well as skills in academic writing and communication.

Entry Requirements

Either

  • An undergraduate degree in economics (or equivalent) with a 2:1 or equivalent from a recognised university

Or

  • An undergraduate degree in economics (or equivalent) with a 2:2 and a minimum 2:1 in each final year module in macroeconomics and econometrics, or equivalent from a recognised university. 

Entry decisions will be made in accordance with the University’s policy and procedures on accreditation of prior learning. 


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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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

This programme will provide you with a unique skill set in data analytics and economic analysis, making you particularly suited to employers who require a high level of numeracy and analytical skills. Graduates of this course may find employment in areas such as consulting companies, government, NGOs and in large corporations.    

In addition, you will develop skills that have a broad employment focus, including problem solving, presentations, and analytical writing. You will be positioned to pursue employment across a wide range of sectors in management and analytics.


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Course Qualification Duration Attendance Start Dates Availability
Forecasting and Economic Analysis MSc 1 year, full-time Full-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Forecasting and Economic Analysis
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year, full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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