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Financial Economics
Master of Financial Economics
Master of Financial Economics

Master of Financial Economics

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree :2:1 (or international equivalent) in a discipline with significant economics content.For information on entry requirements from your country, choose it below.

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element) or
  • PTE 71 (with a minimum of 65 in each element) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) 

Course Information

Our Financial Economics MSc provides you with the core skills and techniques needed to understand the economics of financial markets. It includes an introduction to the fundamentals of financial economics, which means that this masters is suitable for those who have not specialised in this area of economics before.

Our teaching is informed by the research of the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics. This work is incorporated into the modules we offer and you will learn from experts in their field.

You will take modules in core areas such as consumer and firm behaviour, and the macroeconomic context for policymaking. You will also take a hands-on data analysis module with applications relevant to financial economics.

Options are also available in financial and macroeconometrics and in the general equilibrium (DSGE) modelling techniques used widely by central banks and regulators. These modules offer advanced understanding of institutions, policymaking bodies and techniques used to evaluate policies.

With an advanced economics degree from the University of Nottingham, you will graduate with all the knowledge, practical skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers, ready for a career in the financial sector.

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Core modules

  • Essentials of Financial Economics
  • Monetary Theory and Practice
  • Microeconomics: Consumers and Firm Behaviour
  • Macroeconomics: Economic Cycles, Frictions and Policy
  • Economic Data Analysis
  • Economic Research Methodology
  • MSc Dissertation: Economics

One of:

  • Economics of Corporate Finance
  • Economics of Household Finance
  • Optional modules

Two from:

  • Advanced Macroeconomic Methods
  • Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Applied Behavioural Economics
  • Development Microeconomics
  • Development Policy Analysis
  • Financial and Macroeconometrics
  • Trade Analysis and Policy

Additional electives from existing MSc semester two modules will also be available.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course prepares you to work as an economist, supervisor or regulator in the Bank of England, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Financial Conduct Authority, or in the private sector in banks, credit rating agencies, pension companies and insurers. The course has been designed to prepare you to work in institutions around the world.

Our graduates now work in academia, government and the private sector, at organisations such as Barclays, Bloomberg, Deloitte, IBM, and PwC.

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