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Quantitative Financial 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 CourseBecome an expert in the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models. Develop a range of transferable skills that will help prepare you for a career in a wide range of financial professions.Our MSc in Quantitative Financial Economics gives you general training in economics, while specialising in the area of quantitative finance. It'll also give you a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond.You do not need to have previously studied economics before taking this course yet you'll graduate ready to make your mark in finance, with potential roles including financial or market analyst.OverviewMSc Quantitative Financial Economics is part of our Applied Training Programme, which is designed to provide key skills in economics. It's ideal if you're a graduate without an economics background, yet wish to develop the analytical skills of an economist. It's also suitable if you're an economics graduate and wish to develop specialist expertise in this area without committing to full research training.The core of your course consists of compulsory modules including Economic Concepts and Financial Econometrics. Alongside this you'll study international finance and topics such as theories of exchange rate determination. You'll also explore how financial markets work, with a technical module involving the study of financial models that can explain equilibrium asset prices and the term structure of interest rates.You'll discover the area of risk management and trading, with a module that includes an introduction to techniques designed to measure market and credit risk. You'll also gain an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes.Towards the end of your 12 months with us, you'll write a dissertation on an area that most interests you in this field, which will be supervised by 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 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 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent. 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 components)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of East Anglia.
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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.