City, University of London: Financial Economics

InstitutionCity, University of London View institution profile
Department Economics View department profile
Telephone 020 7040 0249
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This course will appeal to you if you want to specialise in finance and economics – either immediately after completion of an undergraduate degree or as a mid-career professional.

Developed to meet the increasing demand for specialists in finance and economics, you will receive rigorous training in financial economics and mathematics. It combines solid education in economic theory with exposure to the field of finance through several specialised options. As a result, this MSc will help you prepare for a range of exciting career possibilities, in roles such as financial economist or quantitative analyst.

You have the option of studying full-time over the course of one year or part-time over the course of two.

The Financial Economics MSc aims to help you:

- Gain combined exposure to the regulatory and policy aspects of finance with world-class academic training in theory and quantitative methods

- Develop your critical and analytical abilities in mathematics and economics

- Prepare academically for a career as a financial economist or quantitative analyst

- Acquire an advanced understanding of modern economic theory relevant to financial topics

- Critically interpret current research in financial economics and evaluate its relevance to financial practice

- Recognise the roles and obligations of the major financial institutions, especially as seen from the point of view of financial regulators and policy makers

- Understand financial markets

- Perform routine financial calculations, using widely available computer software for the purpose of forecasting, regulation and analysis

- Undertake empirical investigations in the field of financial economics, employing appropriate quantitative methods

- Develop a deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology.

- Should you with to pursue further study, the dissertation track can also serve as a stepping stone to an Economics or Finance PhD.


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The School of Arts and Social Sciences at City is a cosmopolitan, outward-looking, internationally-excellent centre of research and learning on the human condition in all of its dimensions. Ours is a large and vibrant school with around 3,000 students (one third postgraduate) and 250 staff currently organised in seven academic departments: 

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