Our MSc in Financial Economics is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute and provides you with a foundation for a career as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. You will also have the opportunity to use Bloomberg, the industry standard platform for investment and trading.
You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of finance and investment through our core modules. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest in two core modules and through your dissertation.
You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The degree will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role.
The MSc in Financial Economics opens up career options as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. The course also prepares you for a PhD.
If you choose to study this course part-time then it will take two years rather than one year. Your teaching will take place one day per week - this will be on a Wednesday for the first year.
The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.
2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognised university with economic, business or accounting analysis and some mathematical or statistical content.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Principles of Finance
Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Risk Management
Plus your Dissertation
Option modules, choose one option module from:
International Money and Finance
The Macroeconomic Environment
Market Microstructure and Trading
Fixed Income Securities
Islamic Banking and Finance
You can also take the following additional modules to complement your study for the CFA qualifications:
Ethics in Finance and Investment
Exams Preparation for CFA Level 1
Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international.
The Department of Economics has a strong history of supporting students throughout their studies and beyond into their future careers. Many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education.
A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing. It can be the spring board to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.
If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level.
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