University of Bath

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) Online (Taught)

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Course summary

Put economic insights into action Businesses, research institutions and government agencies reply on professionals who can extract insights from financial data and make strategic decisions in a global economy. By studying the online MSc Applied Economics with the University of Bath, you will engage in comprehensive study of economic theory and gain practical skills to support efforts to sustain economic growth and improve lives. The University of Bath’s applied economics course cuts through abstract to focus on how economics works in the real world and is one of the top degrees for developing networks and attracting attention from a range of employers. You’ll learn from big names in the field and receive cutting-edge software training that enables you to mine and analyse complex data. Through interactive exercises and case studies, you will learn how organisations address economic issues, financial crisis and other pressing challenges. • Top 10 in The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2022* • 2nd for graduate prospects in Accounting and Finance in The Complete University Guide 2023 • Top 5 for Accounting and Finance in The Guardian University Guide 2022* Gain an edge in the global job market At the University of Bath, your employability is the biggest focus. The course is bursting with contemporary ideas and unique case studies, providing you with all the theoretical knowledge, practical experience, and confidence for a long & successful career in banking and finance. If you want to enhance your prospects and become the economics expert at your company, this online course can make it happen. ‘I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to get their feet wet again in applying economic concepts to real-world problems. The program is well structured and challenging, combining technology and pedagogy to provide the best student experience. Reflecting on my academic experience, I would say that there’s been a tremendous paradigm shift in my thought process, and the connections forged in and outside the classroom have proved lucrative’ Emmanuel Nkrumah, Applied Economics online MSc student Interactive online learning You will learn via immersive video material and real-life case studies, as well as benefit from direct and regular communication with other students and lecturers. The online MSc Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) is a passage to cutting-edge research and sought-after careers, for those with work and lifestyle commitments.

  • Duration: 2 years, 6 months
  • Start dates: January, May and September

Course details


Curriculum details • Principles of Economics, Maths and Statistics (10 credits) • Applied microeconomics A (10 credits) • Applied microeconomics B (10 credits) • Applied macroeconomics A (10 credits) • Applied macroeconomics B (10 credits) • Applied econometrics A (10 credits) • Applied econometrics B (10 credits) • Strategic decision making and games A (10 credits) • Strategic decision making and games B (10 credits) • Economics of financial institutions (10 credits) • International monetary policy and institutions (10 credits) • Financial markets (10 credits) • Applied financial economics (10 credits) • Applied research methods (10 credits) • Master’s project (40 credits)

Assessment method


  • 100% online lectures, seminars and practicals
  • Video materials
  • Interaction and networking
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Real-life case studies
  • Coursework
  • Data analysis practical
  • Essay
  • Online assessment
  • Online web-forum contributions
  • Policy brief
  • Policy evidence and data review
- Practical work

Entry requirements

Qualifications *Typically you should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. We welcome applications from those with a 2:2 honours degree (or its international equivalent) in subjects with a high level of economics content *To apply for this course, you must have an undergraduate degree in a social science or business-related discipline such as business administration, finance, accounting, international trade, banking, financial management, public finance or politics * We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree International students *If your first language is not English you will need IELTS with a grade of at least 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in any of the four parts (listening, reading, writing and speaking). If you completed your degree in the UK within the last 2 years prior to the start of the course, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

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