Finance and Economics (MSc)
MSc Finance and Economics is designed to provide you with an advanced training in economics, whilst enabling specialisation in the area of finance. Academics who teach on this course include international experts in several areas of economics and individuals with practice experience of financial markets.
You will also benefit from the growing research base in financial markets based in the School of Economics. You will be encouraged to attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences. Some of these on financial regulation may take place in association with the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) or on behavioural finance in association with the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS).
MSc Finance and Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics.
This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas.
You will study compulsory modules in economic theory and financial econometrics, as well as having the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School. You will also be able to choose from a range of optional modules, including financial markets, international finance and mathematics.
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.