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MSc Finance enables you to deepen your understanding of financial markets, banks, and their relation to economic performance. It provides a sound platform for advancing your career in finance and policy. Because finance is so wide-ranging, the degree enables you to choose between four majors:

  • Banking
  • Economic Policy
  • Financial Sector Management
  • Quantitative Finance

The MSc Finance programme's four alternative Major pathways enable you to select a study path best suited to your objectives and skills.

The MSc Finance (Economic Policy) is designed principally for postgraduates working on economic policy in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy. It enables you to deepen your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying economic policy with a focus on policy's financial aspects.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme, you will be well prepared for senior positions in governments, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy.

Structure

You will study six modules: four core modules and two elective modules selected from the lists below.

Core modules

  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • International Finance
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
  • Microeconomic Principles and Policy
  • Public Financial Management: Revenue
  • The IMF and Economic Policy

Elective modules

  • Bank Financial Management
  • Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking Crises
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Dissertation
  • Econometric Analysis and Applications
  • Econometric Principles and Data Analysis
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Engineering
  • Modelling Firms and Markets
  • Project Appraisal
  • Research Methods
  • Risk Management: Principles and Applications

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session.

Entry Requirements

Education and experience

You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in finance, economics, or another appropriate discipline. Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.

Language requirements

For all of our modules, you are required to have a high level of English language ability in reading and writing and in study skills.

If your first degree was not taught in English, you will need to provide evidence of language ability. You will meet the English language requirement if you have passed any of the following within the past three years:

  • (IELTS) International English Language Testing System (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0 or above, including a minimum of 7.0 on the written sub-test
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) with an overall score of 67 or above, including a minimum of 67 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening elements
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with an overall score of 185 or above, including a minimum of 185 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening sub-tests
  • (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language with an overall score of 95 or above, including a minimum of 24 attained on the reading and writing skills sub-tests and a minimum of 25 attained on the speaking sub-test and 22 attained on the listening sub-test.

Where an applicant does not meet the required English language level but believes they can demonstrate the required level for admission the University may, at its discretion, consider the application.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated September 5, 2019
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