Economics and International Financial Economics MSc offers an unbeatable combination of strong core studies and specialist, advanced options. At Warwick’s Department of Economics, ranked 4th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023) and 25th the World (The QS World University Subject Rankings 2022), you will conduct academic research with guidance from world-leading experts. Our exciting MSc in Economics and International Financial Economics is designed to link economic theory and empirical economics with the practice of international finance. The course will provide you with a thorough grounding in advanced core areas of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, econometrics and research methods, plus the opportunity to specialise in international financial economics, engaging in contemporary theoretical and empirical debates. You will be automatically enrolled on a pre-sessional Mathematics and Statistics programme to equip you with the relevant methodological skills you need to succeed. By the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand research papers and articles in academic journals, build theoretical models, and initiate empirical research and evaluate its findings.
Core modules The following basic structure applies to the MSc Economics and International Financial Economics (MSc): A Pre-sessional Mathematics and Statistics course for the first two weeks. Microeconomics A Macroeconomics A or Microeconomics B Macroeconomics B These modules will develop your understanding of advanced economic analysis, with more applied versions (A) or more technical/theoretically orientated versions (B). As a guide, we expect students opting for the B versions of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics to have obtained the equivalent of a First class mark (70%) in their undergraduate studies, though we will consider a request to take a B variant even if that prerequisite is not met. Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A or Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B Econometrics A covers fundamental econometrics research skills and Econometrics B will supplement the development of these key and fundamental professional skills by looking at more advanced topics. Three option modules A dissertation Students need to have previously completed undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics/economic statistics at an intermediate level. The MSc Economics and International Financial Economics (MSc) is a quantitative degree and students will need to be competent in several areas of mathematics. All students attend a short pre-sessional mathematics and statistics course before the term starts. Core and optional core modules Microeconomics A and Macroeconomics A OR Microeconomics B and Macroeconomics B Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A OR Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B Dissertation Read more about the core and optional core modules on our Economics web pages. Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include: Topics in Global Finance Economics of Financial Markets Game Theory International Trade Monetary Economics Topics in Public Finance
Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) specialising mainly in economics. This means you should have achieved a good standard in undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics/economic statistics at an intermediate level. We also expect a good standard achieved in mathematics taken at undergraduate level. English language requirements You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: Band A IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. Additional requirements There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
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