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Finance and EconomicsUniversity of East Anglia
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Location: University of East Anglia
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/13
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £17215
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About This CourseOn this course you'll develop your expertise in the fields of finance and economics by taking on intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, combined with a particular focus on finance.Alongside core modules in economic theory and financial econometrics, you'll have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules, giving you the chance to tailor the course to your own interests and goals.This MSc is ideal for you if you'd like to work as a professional economist in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, international agencies and other similar organisations. It's also suitable if you're thinking of going on to a PhD.OverviewOur MSc Finance and Economics is part of our Academic and Professional Programme designed for people who want to pursue a professional career within finance or economics or move into PhD study.It's ideal for you if you've studied economics before and are looking to specialise further through intensive, research-led training in advanced economics with a particular specialty in finance. You should already have a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to a 2:1 or a 1st) with a substantial component of economics, or a graduate diploma in economics.You'll build your expertise with core compulsory taught modules in microeconomic theory and financial econometrics, along with a range of optional modules. Along with your dissertation, this is an area where you can tailor the course to meet your own personal interests and aspirations.Your dissertation which you'll write towards the end of your year with us gives you the freedom to choose your own topic from within the area of finance and economics. Throughout your dissertation you'll benefit from supervision and support from a member of the School of Economics.We also offer additional support to help you get the most from your Master's. This includes an optional, intensive pre-sessional course in the fortnight before your programme begins in September. This course incorporates the techniques of calculus and matrix algebra and an introduction to the specialist econometric software that you'll use in your MSc programme. While not compulsory, we strongly recommend you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.DisclaimerCourse details are subject to change..
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Applicants require a 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in Economics or another related subject. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries.
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of East Anglia, Finance and economics. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
Annually, there are some 3,500 students come to the university from outside the UK to study the various courses on offer. In addition to their full studies, there are a number of programs available through the Collaborative International Programmes Office. Through the website, there is also country specific information for students to help them understand everything from entry requirements to information about study fairs and scholarships. There is also practical advice for students about living and studying in the UK. There are over 200 societies and clubs available for students outside the classroom. These range from playing football to taking part in the student newspaper or TV station. Most of these are operated through the Student Union, which also operates a number of entertainment venues including a club and bar. The student union also provides services such as an advice centre. It also runs The Waterfront venue just off campus that has seen acts including U2, Coldplay, Iron maiden and Dizzee Rascal performing there. As well as sports and arts clubs there are also volunteering opportunities for students to get involved with the larger community. There is a notable annual event, the UEA Literary Festival, held each year since 1991. It has featured a number of notable speakers including Stephen Fry, PD James, Terry Pratchett and Peter Ustinov and includes film screenings and political discussions in addition to the talks.