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MSc Finance and Economics

MSc Finance and Economics

The MSc Finance and Economics will be of particular interest if you plan a career in a financial institution or a role in industry which calls for advanced analytical skills, although it is a thorough preparation for a variety of careers. The programme, and especially the Research track, is also excellent preparation for PhD research in the area.

  • The programme offers exceptional graduates from quantitative disciplines the opportunity to develop their understanding of financial economics, financial econometrics and microeconomics to a very high level
  • Students choose to specialise in two further areas of finance
  • Uniquely, students are taught not only how to apply and use various well-known models, but also to understand the technical foundations underpinning these models, enabling them to alter, amend, empirically test and adapt the models to new market environments
  • These highly marketable tools, techniques and deep understanding of finance and economics have prepared students for over fifteen years for high-level, challenging, rewarding, global careers in finance, banking, consulting, business, policy and academia
  • The MSc Finance and Economics (Research) track is designed for students interested in pursuing PhD studies. It offers the opportunity to develop advanced microeconomics and econometrics skills. The successful completion of the Research Track will allow students to fast track their PhD studies if admitted into LSE’s PhD in Finance
  • Graduates of the Department have excellent career prospects, and LSE is highly respected and recognised by employers across the world. For the most recent salary data and employment statistics, taken from the DLHE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey, overseen by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for the UK Government, visit the LSE Careers Service.
  • Applicants should have a strong undergraduate training in quantitative subjects such as economics, maths, physics, engineering, finance or business and wish to specialize in financial economics. Candidates’ training must include at least a year of calculus and a semester of linear algebra. Where appropriate, applicants may be asked to take a background microeconomics or econometrics course at the LSE Summer School as a condition of admission

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