Financial Economics MSc

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Financial Economics MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2020

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,995 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 19,930

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Leicester’s MSc in Financial Economics is a one year program that will give students a much deeper understanding of how the financial world operates. It will prepare you to become a financial analyst for the public, private or even not-for-profit sectors, including modern methods of investment analysis.

    You’ll explore computer-based analytical techniques, research methods and the theoretical framework that can put them to useful work. In addition, you’ll be able to simulate putting these skills into practice with a set of Bloomberg terminals. This degree could easily lead to a career in banking or finance, or to PhD study.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This MSc course is delivered over a single year, in three terms. It will culminate in you delivering your dissertation.

    Term 1 Core Modules:

    • Theory of Finance

    Here you will explore the essential techniques and concepts behind finance, including risk, decision-making and analysis.

     

    • Microeconomics

    This looks at economic decisions on the small, individual scale and how they can affect the decisions of even the largest organisations.

    • Macroeconomics

    This looks at large-scale economic factors and how they define the economic and financial landscape occupied by organisations and individuals alike.

    • Econometric Theory

    This module looks at the statistical models which drive so much of economic theory, and how they transcend ‘mere statistics’.

    Term 2 Core Modules:

    • Corporate Finance

    This module looks at how organisations select and fund projects, at financial contracts and the problems they are intended to solve, and at how the markets affect the true economy.

    • Empirical Finance

    This module looks at empirical methods and how they can be used to make accurate, useful analyses adn predictions on financial matters.

    You’ll also choose two option modules from the following list:

    • Finance, Markets and Organisations
    • Financial Derivatives
    • Financial Risk Management
    • Fixed Income Securities
    • International Money and Finance
    • Market Microstructure and Trading
    • Public Finance

    Term 3 Module:

    • Research Methods and Dissertation

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Leicester’s Financial Economics MSc program relies on both small scale seminar type classes and traditional lectures, as well as a great deal of project work and individual study.  Module progress will be assessed by examination, coursework and/or practical demonstration.

    Career Possiblities

    This MSc program is closely tied to the university’s commitment to improving the employability of its graduates. It has been developed with the input of some of the largest employers in the banking and finance industries to ensure that its graduates have the skills and understanding employers and research programs actually need.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Leicester’s MSc program in Financial Economics typically requires applicants to have achieved a first or second class honours degree in Finance or Economics, or the international equivalent.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or better overall.

    International students must also have academic accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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