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.

Start date
September each year
Department
School of Business
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Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2018

  • £7,835

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

You could be eligible for a School of Business Postgraduate scholarship.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.


International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2018

  • £17,340

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

You could be eligible for a School of Business Postgraduate scholarship.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

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 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

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

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

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Semester 3

Semester 3

Core module

  • Research Methods

Plus your dissertation 

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Why Leicester?

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

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.

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

Teaching and learning

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.

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