Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets (MSc)
This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.
You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace. These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA). The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond. As part of the course, you will undertake your own research on a topic of particular interest to you. This course lays the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions, including banking and risk management.
You will take compulsory modules in economics, banking econometrics, financial markets, international finance and money and banking. This will allow you to consider the role of money, central banking and monetary policy as well as gaining an insight into the global financial system and challenges it has faced.
You will also have the option to take a Risk Management and Trading module, which introduces techniques designed to measure market and credit risk as well as providing you with an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes.
Economics at UEA was also ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK in this area according to an independent study by econphd.net and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), 95 per cent of our research was found to be of international standing.