MSc in Finance and Economics

Programme code: TMFIEC

Department: Finance

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules        

Academic-year (10 month) programme. Students must take three compulsory full-unit core courses and two optional half-unit courses. All students must submit a 6,000 word dissertation in one of the optional courses and take a two-hour examination in the other. Students are also required to attend EC400 Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics.

Paper

Course number and title

1

EC411 

Microeconomics * or

EC4B5

Macroeconomics for MSc F&E (H) # and

EC4B6

Microeconomics for MSc F&E (H) #

2

FM436

Financial Economics

3

FM437

Financial Econometrics

4

Courses to the value of one full unit selected from the following (one to be examined by dissertation and one by examination).

FM404

Forecasting Financial Time Series (H) (Dissertation code FM4T1)

FM408

Financial Engineering (H) (Dissertation code FM4T8)

FM409

Risk Management in Financial Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U9)

FM412

Quantitative Security Analysis (H) (Dissertation code FM4U4)

FM413

Fixed Income Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U1)

FM421

Applied Corporate Finance (H) (Dissertation code FM4T2)

FM438

Advanced Asset Pricing (H) (Dissertation code FM4U3) (not available 2017/18)

FM442

Quantitative Methods for Finance and Risk Analysis (H) (Dissertation code FM4U2)

FM445

Portfolio Management (H) (Dissertation code FM4T5)

FM447

Global Financial Systems (H) (Dissertation code FM4T7)

FM457

Applied Computational Finance **

FM472

International Finance (H) (Dissertation code FM4T9)

FM476

Entrepreneurial Finance (H)

In exceptional cases, it may be possible to take an unlisted optional course with the approval of the Programme Director.

 

Notes:

* With the approval of the Programme Director, students who have already completed the equivalent of EC411 in their prior studies may be permitted to take EC413 Macroeconomics.

** This course is not for credit and can be taken in addition to courses to the value of one full unit selected from Paper 4.

# Students may, with the approval of the Programme Director, Associate Programme Director and relevant Course Leaders, take half-units in Macroeconomics and Micreconomics, instead of the full unit EC411, Microeconomics. Students would be required to complete the EC400 introductory course, Maths for Macroeconomics, and must meet the relevant pre-requisites for the Macroeconomics half unit.

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