Economics and Finance MSc

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Master

In Loughborough

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Description

  • Typology

    Master

  • Location

    Loughborough

Description

Overview
Our MSc Economics and Finance programme will provide you with the capability to apply modern macroeconomic, microeconomic and econometric methods in order to assess and shape organisational, government and financial policy.
Taught by academic experts in economics and finance, you will learn how to apply modern macroeconomic, microeconomic and econometric methods in order to assess and shape organisational, government and financial policy. You will study economic theory and policy, the actions of governments, firms, households and intermediaries in national and global money, bond and foreign exchange markets.
You will examine both the microeconomic impacts for firms and the macroeconomic implications for the global economy, and will develop advanced theoretical and quantitative skills – highly sought after by employers in financial services and government – as well as transferable skills that will be of value in a range of other business and policy sectors.
In addition, there is the opportunity to sharpen your practical skills by completing a research project that allows you to apply your knowledge of economics and finance.
What makes this programme different?
Scholarships available for the best candidates
Opportunity to complete a research project
Develop the key skills of a professional economist
Study at Top-10 UK business school
Who should study this programme?
Our MSc Economics and Finance programme is ideal for graduates interested in careers in banking, finance government (central banking, treasury, etc.), international organisations, business, management consultancy, economic consultancy, and for higher awards by research.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Loughborough (Leicestershire)
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Loughborough University, LE11 3TU

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To take into account

Your personal and professional development Our School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career. Future career prospects Well-trained, numerate economists are in high demand in every sector of the economy. Graduates will be equipped with the skills of a professional economist for careers in banking, finance, government (central banking, treasury, etc.), international organisations, business, management consultancy, economic consultancy, and for higher awards by research. Graduate destinations Example graduate destinations include: HSBC – Analyst; SSR Group (Sweden) – Associate FX Broker; Siemens – Finance Officer. Other students have gone on to further research study. Your personal development You will develop advanced theoretical and quantitative skills – highly sought after by employers in financial services and government – as well as transferable skills that will be of value in a range of other business and policy sectors. All our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge.

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  • This place has alot of opportunitues, its an incredible place to live and study.
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  • An amazing university to study in. being a student of finance and accounts student I can say the department faculties are very good and willing to make us understand the subject. I was pleased with the facility of the university and happy to receive the accommodation essentials even before reaching the university for the first time.
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5.0
17/11/2018
What I would highlight: This place has alot of opportunitues, its an incredible place to live and study.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
26/09/2018
What I would highlight: Wonderful university with amazing lobbies ,sport offices & the air over the entire ground is so refreshing.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
27/08/2018
What I would highlight: An amazing university to study in. being a student of finance and accounts student I can say the department faculties are very good and willing to make us understand the subject. I was pleased with the facility of the university and happy to receive the accommodation essentials even before reaching the university for the first time.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
20/05/2018
What I would highlight: Loving the offers from the union of the university but all out of all facilities only the wifi facility is annoying at the most time because it becomes hard to access.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
20/05/2018
What I would highlight: Loving the offers from the union of the university but all out of all facilities only the wifi facility is annoying at the most time because it becomes hard to access.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
28/04/2018
What I would highlight: Loughborough happens once in a while and one must not miss the chance. Once you are here give all your best to everything and you will make most beautiful experience ever. Car becomes a need here so its better if you can have one.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Econometric
  • Banking Finance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Project
  • Banking
  • Global
  • Corporate Finance
  • IT
  • English
  • Economics
  • International
  • Finance
  • Financial
  • University
  • Government
  • Financial Training
  • Skills and Training

Course programme

What you'll study

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Summer

Semester 1

Financial Economics (15 credits)

Financial Economics (15 credits)

This module covers the fundamental concepts of financial economics, and teaches students how to model investor behaviour under conditions of uncertainty. Students learn how to apply and interpret asset pricing models and evaluate capital market efficiency.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Economics of Firms and Markets (15 credits)

Economics of Firms and Markets (15 credits)

This module provides an introduction to important topics in microeconomic theory that are relevant for applications such as banking, finance and business. Students are provided with a grounding in the analytical methods required to understand the topics taught in the optional modules.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets (15 credits)

Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets (15 credits)

This module teaches macroeconomic theory and models, with applications to the financial system and markets. Students learn about the role of economic policies in producing and sustaining economic and financial stability of an economy.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Economic Data Analysis (15 credits)

Economic Data Analysis (15 credits)

This module provides students with mathematical and econometric techniques required to analyse economic data and test some of the most influential economic theories.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Semester 2

Applied Financial Econometrics (15 credits)

Applied Financial Econometrics (15 credits)

This module equips students with quantitative techniques and skills necessary to conduct empirical work in the area of applied finance and economics.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 40% coursework and 60% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Risk Management and Derivatives (15 credits)

Risk Management and Derivatives (15 credits)

The module teaches basic theory of options and futures pricing in order to promote an understanding of how different financial instruments can be combined into portfolios for hedging, speculation and arbitrage purposes. The module emphasises how such instruments are used in asset management.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Corporate Finance (15 credits)

Corporate Finance (15 credits)

This module focuses on modern theories of corporate finance and students are taught how such theories can be applied to understand the financing and investment decisions of companies, particularly those quoted on global stock exchanges.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Research Communication for Economists(10 credits)

Research Communication for Economists(10 credits)

This module enhances students’ skills in communicating research ideas and economic arguments to academic and non-academic audiences. Students learn how to use online literature databases, formulate research proposals, review any literature by critical constructive synthesis and make oral presentations.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 100% coursework, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Optional modules (choose one)

Banking and Financial Markets (15 credits)

Banking and Financial Markets (15 credits)

This module analyses the in-depth causes, implications of, and regulatory responses to the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) where topics covered include the role of financial innovation and derivative instruments in causing the crisis, and scenarios for bank business models and financial regulation in the post-GFC era.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

International Money and Finance (15 credits)

International Money and Finance (15 credits)

This module examines the relationships between international capital flows, macroeconomic performance, and financial markets, which allow students to understand the behaviour of international financial markets and economic performance in an increasingly globalised world.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Summer

Financial Economics in Practice (20 credits)

Financial Economics in Practice (20 credits)

The module enables students to develop skills in identifying and assessing complex and topical issues in financial economics, and apply quantitative research techniques to analyse current issues confronting the banking and financial sectors.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 100% coursework (50% presentation and 50% written coursework), but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Economic Research Project (30 credits)

Economic Research Project (30 credits)

The module allows students to apply and communicate their knowledge to a contemporary issue in economics and finance via the development of an individual project essay, in which students will consider a particular aspect of policy making and gain experience in conducting a piece of original applied research whose conclusions provide policy recommendations. In the process, you will improve your employment prospects by strengthening your ability to effectively communicate your knowledge, understanding and recommendations to policy makers and managers.

Assessment

The module is assessed by 100% coursework, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Economics and Finance MSc

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