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Course summary

Studying an integrated Finance degree at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts in the field at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research departments. Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will be taught by people who have worked and are still working in the finance industry in the broad areas of asset allocation and risk, as well as algorithmic trading. This four-year integrated degree course is aimed at ambitious individuals and offers a complete education in financial economics and economic theory and its applications. You’ll cover the core material that a graduate Economist would be expected to know and you will develop your knowledge and skills to a more advanced level. Your first years will see you learning all the basics of economics, economic policy, statistics and mathematics whilst you will have a number of choices later on. During the first three years you will have short employability modules to ensure you have transferable skills during your third year you can specialise to suit your interests with a vast number of optional modules on offer. Your fourth year is where you will bring all your knowledge together and hone your skills and knowledge during your time researching and writing your dissertation. You will be taught in small groups and will have access to facilities such as our Experimental Economics laboratory and our Bloomberg Terminals. The knowledge and transferable skills gained will lead to excellent career prospects in financial institutions and government as well as further education.

  • Integrated Master’s degree which provides you with an in depth understanding of economic theory and its applications
  • Learn how to evaluate research findings in financial economics and asset pricing
  • Learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research departments

Modules

Please refer to our website for information: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/undergraduate/economics/finance-msci/

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures and seminars, supplemented by occasional practical computer labs in applied Econometrics courses. Lectures are an effective way of conveying information and explaining ideas. They also explore the relevant issues in greater depth to reflect and further the development of students’ knowledge and understanding. Seminars are small-group sessions that are used for all taught modules. Students are pre-assigned a set of problems to complete before the class. During the class session the class tutor and students will go through the problems together. In the Research Project module, students are supervised by a member of academic staff with expertise in the area it concerns. In preparing the project, students have the opportunity to meet with the supervisor to explore the issues it concerns, to receive guidance on your research and reading, and to receive feedback on the work as it progresses. In addition, independent study forms an essential part in the development of knowledge and understanding. Finally, students are encouraged to attend consultation sessions with academic staff during office hours. We provide a range of formative and summative assessment exercises which are designed to enable the student to demonstrate and apply their knowledge and understanding. Methods of assessment include: • Written examinations • Mid-term tests • Essays • Exercises and problem sets • Team projects • Final part interim report and project • Library skills exercise such as plagiarism knowledge test.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L113
Institution code:
R72
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on [email protected] to discuss your situation.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20000 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations, and for those starting a degree in the academic year 2022/23, is £9,250 for that year. The fee for UK undergraduates starting in 2023/24 has not yet been confirmed. The UK Government has confirmed that EU nationals are no longer eligible to pay the same fees as UK students, nor be eligible for funding from the Student Loans Company (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/student-loans-company). This means you will be classified as an international student. At Royal Holloway, we wish to support those students affected by this change in status through this transition. For eligible EU students starting their course with us in September 2023, we will award a fee reduction scholarship equivalent to 30% of the difference between the UK and international fee for your course. This will apply for the duration of your course. Fees for international students may increase year-on-year in line with the rate of inflation. The policy at Royal Holloway is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see fees and funding (https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/fees-and-funding/) and our terms and conditions (https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/applying/admissions-policy-and-procedures/). Other essential costs: These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.
Finance at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS