MSc Economics & Finance
The MSc in Economics & Finance is a one-year, full time (or up to three years part-time), Masters programme which prepares graduates to meet the constant requirement for well-qualified economists in the financial sector.
The degree will help you to acquire a thorough understanding of the core theoretical and empirical aspects of economics which are essential for a successful financial economist. A wide range of transferable skills can also be developed through this degree, such as problem solving, analytical thinking, computing and critical evaluation. Practical training is provided in the interpretation of economic and financial data which includes making use of the Department’s advanced econometric software packages, such as EViews, RATS and STATA.
This Masters programme is comprised of units delivered by the Department of Economics and the School of Management – both being internationally reputed, highly rated and research-led. The core units will enable you to view financial issues from an economic perspective and a higher level of understanding. You will be given advanced training in the analysis of financial economic problems and policy, and the mathematical, statistical and econometric skills acquired will enable you to carry out quantitative analyses of financial economic problems.
You will be able to choose options in the areas of investment management, financial management, theory of financial decision making and quantitative finance (see chart).
Name: Fang Zhang Course: MSc Economics & Finance
“I joined the University of Bath as a postgraduate on the MSc in Economics and Finance. I highly recommend this course, which combines advanced economics and financial theories. This course highlights the integration of economic and financial theories to analyse phenomena and problems in the real world. It has created a valuable conceptual and theoretical framework around my experiential learning. Through studying this course, I learnt to understand financial issues from an economic perspective at a higher level and I accumulated knowledge about how to address practical problems empirically by using these theories. The units of this course are closely linked to each other and elaborate on topics from both economic and financial aspects.
As I look back on the whole year of study and life in Bath, I have really enjoyed this course. It broadened my horizon and fulfilled my expectations. Bath is a really beautiful city with an amazing university. After studying here, I am confident about getting an excellent career in the future.”
Director of Studies: Dr Thanos Mergoupis
“I joined the Department in February 2004 from Queen’s University Belfast. Previously I held posts at the London School of Economics and Rutgers University. My research interests are labour economics and political economy.”
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