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Course summary

Overview Become an expert in the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models. Develop a range of transferable skills that will help prepare you for a career in a wide range of financial professions. Our MSc in Quantitative Financial Economics gives you general training in economics, while specialising in the area of quantitative finance. It’ll also give you a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond. You don’t need to have previously studied economics before taking this course – yet you’ll graduate ready to make your mark in finance, with potential roles including financial or market analyst. About This Course MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is part of our Applied Training Programme, which is designed to provide key skills in economics. It’s ideal if you’re a graduate without an economics background yet wish to develop the analytical skills of an economist. It’s also suitable if you’re an economics graduate wishing to develop specialist expertise in this area without committing to full research training. The core of your course consists of compulsory modules including topics relating to economic concepts and financial econometrics. Alongside this, you’ll study international finance and topics such as theories of exchange rate determination. You’ll also explore how financial markets work, with a technical module involving the study of financial models that can explain equilibrium asset prices and the term structure of interest rates. You’ll discover the area of risk management and trading, with a module that includes an introduction to techniques designed to measure market and credit risk. You’ll also gain insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes. Towards the end of your 12 months with us, you’ll write a dissertation on an area that most interests you in this field, which will be supervised by a member of the School of Economics. We offer specialised structural support to help you negotiate your Master’s course. This includes compulsory, intensive pre-sessional training before the start of teaching on your course modules. This training incorporates the techniques of calculus and matrix algebra and an introduction to the specialist econometric software that you'll use in your MSc programme. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Modules

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Assessment method

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Entry requirements

Degree classification: Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent. Degree subject: Any subject area.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with minimum 6.0 in Writing and Speaking and 5.5 in Listening and Reading

English Foreign Language: Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):  Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date. We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

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https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £11025 Whole course
England £11025 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11025 Whole course
Scotland £11025 Whole course
Wales £11025 Whole course
International £21200 Whole course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Sponsorship information

A variety of Scholarships may be offered to UK/EU and International students. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Quantitative Financial Economics at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS