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MScFinancial Economics

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500 per year
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MSc in Financial Economics is designed to enhance the knowledge of graduates who have interests and career aspirations in financial institutions or international financial organisations. Course content includes advanced micro and macroeconomics, econometrics, together with a range finance-related issues.

In particular, the course is structured to provide an understanding of the application of economic analysis to financial markets and institutions, the role of financial institutions and markets in the domestic and international economy, the different approaches to economic decision making in finance, and the economic governance structures and institutions that support the financial system.

Recent economic events have revealed the fragile and complex nature of the connections between different economies globally, and the significance of domestic and international financial markets in increasing the interdependence of economies and their exposure to external risks. This course relates closely to the ongoing debate about the nature of the financial system, its regulation, and its future role in national and international economies.

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core, (O) = Option

Semester 1 60 Credits (3 x Core Modules):

Econometrics and Applied Research 20 Credits ©
Macroeconomics Theory and Policy 20 Credits ©
Microeconomics Theory and Policy 20 Credits ©

Semester 2 60 Credits (2 x Core Modules and 1 x Option Module):

Financial Economics 20 Credits ©
Financial Markets and Banking 20 Credits ©
International Economics 20 Credits (O)
Project Appraisal and Economic Analysis 20 Credits (O)
Public Policy Analysis and Management 20 Credits (O)

End of Semester 2 onwards 60 Credits (1 x Core Module):

Dissertation in Financial Economics 60 Credits ©

Career opportunities

Those who graduate from the programme may go on to careers in the financial sector, or in more general economic policy or analysis roles in many types of organisations.
At the University of Bradford, we emphasise the applied aspects of study to understand the world around us, with a focus on the impact of economic forces and the role of policy in shaping change. Those who graduate from the programme may go on to work in finance, in policy positions relating to the financial sector, or in more general economic policy or analysis roles in many types of organisation.
In addition, the Division of Economics hosts a seminar series and invites speakers from different areas of professional practice, research and policy in finance and economics throughout the year, as well as sessions with employers from both finance and also government discussing the activities of financial and economic analysts in a range of professional roles. The Division benefits from good relations with government employers of economists, as well as its location close to the major financial centres in Manchester and Leeds, each of which has employment in a range of industries that recruit graduate economists.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States