|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£15,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A degree with an overall grade of 2.2.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.0 overall (with a minimum component score of 5.5)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Reference should be written on official letterhead, signed and dated. Please upload it in the Documents section.
You gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of financial economics. In particular, you explore topics including:
- Notions of risk and return in equity markets, both in the context of asset pricing and in the management of equity portfolios
- Optimisation theory
- How economic arguments work
- The role of equilibrium
We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have particular strengths in the areas of:
- Game theory and strategic interactions
- Theoretical and applied econometrics
- Labour economics
The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.
Economics of Financial Markets
Topics in Financial Economics
Applications of Data Analysis (optional)
Computational Agent-Based Macro-Economics, Financial Markets and Policy Design (optional)
Economic Development Theory (optional)
Economics of Incentives, Contracts and the Firm (optional)
Game Theory and Applications (optional)
International Finance (optional)
International Trade (optional)
Panel Data Methods (optional)
Political Economy (optional)
Theory of Industrial Organisation (optional)
Time Series Econometrics (optional)
On our MSc Financial Economics you will gain key skills in the analysis of complex financial data. In addition you will develop key employability skills like mathematical techniques, statistical analysis and computer skills and acquire a deep knowledge of how financial markets work and how to analyse them.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations:
Ernst and Young
More generally, our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.