School of Economics

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.

Programme structure

Required modules
Optional modules

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.

Additional information

School of Economics, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP

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Last Updated: 07/07/2015