MSc Economics, Banking & Finance
This programme focuses on the economic analysis of financial and banking issues.It is aimed at students interested in financial markets and banking systems, and those who already work in financial and banking institutions, as well as government organisations more broadly.
- Economics, Banking & Finance will provide you with an excellent understanding of
- core issues in open economy macroeconomics, including current account imbalances, exchange rate determination, and monetary policy
- the empirical performance of economic models of exchange rates, including modern models based on Taylor rules
- key challenges that face policymakers in the global economy
- how financial markets and intermediaries influence economic growth and development
- how financial resources can enhance economic welfare
- how the three main elements of the financial systems operate: banks, bond market, and stock market.
- You will be taught by specialists in the field who work regularly with global central banks and policymaking institutions around the world.
- Once government guidelines allow us to provide access to labs, you will have access to exclusive computer labs which feature specialist financial and statistical software programmes, including Bloomberg terminals, prestigious financial databases, Matlab, EViews, Stata and Oxmetrics Enterprise.
- You will develop the essential concepts, analytical skills and critical thinking you require to start or enhance your career in economic policy, and the banking and financial sector worldwide.
- Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.
You will take four core and two optional courses, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.
- BASIC ECONOMETRICS
- INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS AND POLICY
- MODERN THEORY OF BANKING AND FINANCE
- MONETARY POLICY AND THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANKS
Optional courses may include
- BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
- BUSINESS CYCLES: THEORY, EVIDENCE AND MACROECONOMIC POLICY
- CORPORATE FINANCE
- FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
- FINANCIAL MARKETS, SECURITIES AND DERIVATIVES
- FINANCIAL SERVICES
- FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
- INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND MONEY
- INVESTMENT, FINANCE AND ASSET PRICES
- MODELLING AND FORECASTING FINANCIAL TIME SERIES
- MONEY, FINANCE AND GROWTH
- UNDERSTANDING DEVELOPMENT: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
This programme is beneficial if you wish to enter or are already in a profession which requires you to provide economic analysis of financial and banking issues. Recent graduates have been appointed as auditors, economists and strategy & policy analysts for example, in companies such as EY, HSBC and Accenture. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.
2:1 Honours Degree or equivalent in Economics or a related subject such as Finance, Accounting or Management, with at least 15% of credit-bearing modules in Economics and/or Finance at 2.1 level.
Only applications that meet or exceed our stated entry requirements will go forward for consideration. Any application that does not will be automatically rejected. Applicants will be made offers based on their relative performance compared to other applicants, taking into account both current GPA, or degree classification, and the relevance of an applicant’s academic background.
Please note, applications that meet our minimum entry requirements may still be rejected, based on its score in comparison to other applications received during the same round. Please review our stated entry requirements to ensure you meet or exceed them before submitting your application.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
How to Apply
To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.
Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.
As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:
- A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
- Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
- One reference letter on headed paper
- Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
- Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
- A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.
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