The programme is structured around three full unit compulsory courses, in financial economics, financial econometrics and microeconomics (although you can choose to study macroeconomics rather than microeconomics in the second term).
In addition you will be expected to select a combination of two half unit (each running over one term) optional finance courses offered by the Department, to investigate specialist finance topics, writing your dissertation in one of the two optional courses.
You will register in late August and undergo a tailored, mandatory pre-sessional programme incorporating careers skills development, networking and social events including with alumni, and the City Speaker Series where you can attend exclusive and interactive talks from leading finance professionals.
You will also attend the Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics (before the main teaching programme starts) in late August 2018. The course includes treatment of dynamic programming, continuous time dynamic optimisation, quadratic forms, Kuhn-Tucker theorem, and marginal and conditional probability distributions, amongst other topics.
In addition, you will undertake a mandatory course in probability and stochastic calculus to complement the material taught in Financial Economics.
Please note: 10-month master's programmes are not compliant with the Bologna process, which may affect the extent to which they are 'recognised'. For more information, see Bologna process
(* denotes a half unit)
Develops the basic tools for analysing problems of resource allocation used by economists.
Microeconomics for MSc F&E*
Develops the basic tools for analysing problems of resource allocation used by economists working in research, government and business
Macroeconomics for MSc F&E*
Focuses on the main characteristics of business cycle fluctuations with a special emphasis on what happened during the financial crisis and different macroeconomic models to study business cycles.
Examines investors' behaviour, market equilibrium and asset pricing.
Looks at the techniques of empirical investigation in economics and finance.
Optional courses to the value of one unit
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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