MSc Finance and Econometrics
The Finance and Econometrics postgraduate degree programme is designed to provide an education in advanced finance theory and econometric methods. The core modules build on your existing knowledge, understanding and skills, so that you develop a deeper understanding of econometric and financial theories, quantitative and research methods, and policy applications. The optional module is chosen between two modules based upon the research interests of members of School staff in finance and econometrics, and the dissertation develops your research skills and follows on from the research methods module. The teaching of skills is carefully integrated into the structure of the modules so that the degree provides not only a more advanced level of knowledge but also a higher level of the skills required of economists in the jobs market.
Teaching and assessment
The courses are taught by lectures, seminars and computer workshops, with emphasis placed on reading original literature and the preparation of seminar papers by students.
Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). The programme is completed by a research-based dissertation of 12,000 words on an approved topic between May and September.