Masters | Postgraduate Course - Financial Economics MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £10,700 full-time International: £19,050 full-time
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Financial Economics MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

This MSc is a springboard into a career as an Economist. Whether you are looking to work in the Civil Service, at a leading bank, or a multinational organisation, this programme can help you achieve your aims. It is also an ideal choice for anybody who sees their future as an analyst for a major investment company.

You will be provided with an understanding of economic and financial theory, together with specialist econometric and mathematical techniques. At the heart of the programme are core modules in financial theory with optional modules for you to choose from across finance, economics or econometrics to align your degree to your personal aspirations.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • BEAM029 Topics in Financial Economics 15
  • BEAM047 Fundamentals of Financial Management 15
  • BEEM103 Optimization Techniques for Economists 15
  • BEEM115 Research Design and Dissertation 60
  • BEEM117 Economics of Corporate Finance 15
  • BEEM011 Applied Econometrics 1 15
  • BEEM012 Applied Econometrics 2 15
  • BEEM100 Macroeconomics [or BEEM101] 15
  • BEEM101 Microeconomics [or BEEM100] 15

Optional modules
You will choose one 15 credit option from a regularly updated selection. Recent modules are shown below:

  • BEAM033 Banking and Financial Services 15
  • BEAM036 Domestic and International Portfolio Management 15
  • BEEM119 Economics of Banking 15
  • BEEM125 Experimental and Behavioural Economics 15
  • BEEM015 Industrial Economics and Strategy 15
  • BEEM108 International Trade and Regional Integration 15
  • BEEM100 Macroeconomics 15
  • BEEM101 Microeconomics 15
  • BEAM065 Bank Management 15
  • BEEM014 Health Economics 15

Entry Requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in an Economics or related discipline from a recognised university, including degrees where Economics is a "minor" subject. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications. 

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

Our MSc in Financial Economics enables you to develop the professional, research and economic skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from the start of your career.

An MSc in Financial Economics provides a platform for economics students with a particular interest in finance and will also be of interest to applicants who are already practicing economists or have work experience in the financial sector. This is also an excellent programme from which to launch an academic career by later pursuing your own PhD research topic in economics.

Careers in Economics

You may choose to apply an MSc in Economics in a variety of roles including:

- Economist
- Financial risk analyst
- Investment analyst
- Statistician