MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models.
This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.
Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject
Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent
Compulsory Study (160 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 160 credits:
ECONOMICS DISSERTATION (60 CREDITS)
RISK MANAGEMENT AND TRADING
Option A Study (20 credits)
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
MONEY AND BANKING
Employability is a very important aspect of all the School’s degree programmes. We use a wide range of assessment methods in our teaching that enable students to develop and practise a number of skills, which are highly valued by employers.
As well as encouraging students to attend frequent university-wide careers and employability events, we have our own individual careers programme offering a number of economics focused events. These include careers coaching workshops, alumni speakers discussing their career paths and offering advice on securing employment.
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