Our new course, MSc Financial Econometrics, combines a practical approach to finance with a strong theoretical approach in econometrics, and is taught jointly by Essex Business School and our Department of Economics. This mix of approaches is designed to make a successful graduate of this course very attractive to a variety of financial institutions, from insurance companies to central banks.
The compulsory modules taught by the Department of Economics will give you a solid theoretical grounding in econometrics which complements the compulsory modules taught by Essex Business School, Asset pricing and Financial Modelling. This structure gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in econometrics and apply them practically in a finance environment. Moreover, you can choose a number of optional courses in economics and business to tailor the degree to your own requirements and interests.
An MSc in Financial Econometrics will help you to develop a range of skills that will make you highly employable. These include modelling skills, statistical analysis, research skills and developing an understanding of asset pricing and financial markets.
Why study MSc Financial Econometrics at Essex?
Our Department of Economics maintains a world-class reputation for our outstanding quality research and teaching. We were ranked joint third in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008), reflecting our well-established reputation for excellence. Many of our staff, who are world renowned experts in their fields, have been elected to leadership roles in learned societies and have been editors of leading economics journals.
Essex economists are engaged in a variety of research networks and collaborate with economists at other universities in the UK and overseas. Much of our research is related to policy and we often provide advice to government and non-government organisations. The top quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high profile academic journals like Economic Journal, Journal of Econometrics, American Economic Journal and Journal of the European Economic Association.
As well as access to all University facilities at our Colchester Campus, such as our well-equipped Albert Sloman Library and extensive open access computer laboratories, we provide good facilities within our Department for study, with access to a range of resources and support mechanisms to foster your progression and studies.