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MSc Economics, Finance and Banking

University of Portsmouth
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Portsmouth
English
September 2021

Program description

MSc Economics, Finance and Banking

If you're looking for a Master's that'll sharpen your knowledge of economics and finance and give you a deep insight into the financial services sector, this is the postgraduate course for you.

On this MSc Economics, Finance and Banking degree course, you'll focus on business decision-making and strategy. You'll learn to interpret trends, identify market risks and assess public policy, while developing the forecasting techniques that'll make you a real asset to the financial services and banking sectors.

When you graduate, your Master's degree can open doors to ambitious roles in the finance and banking sectors, business and commerce, industry, and private and public sectors.

Admission requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant or related subject, which includes some element of statistics or quantitative methods, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Core modules include:

  • Competition Policy and the Regulation of Markets
  • Corporate Finance: Technical Foundations
  • Econometric Modelling
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • International Banking, Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
  • International Banking: Efficiency, Competition and Regulation
  • Market Structure and Competition

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Tuition fees

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time: £10,700
  • Part-time
    • Year 1: £3,570
    • Year 2: £7,130

International students

  • Full-time: £17,600
  • Part-time
    • Year 1: £5,870
    • Year 2: £11,730

Qualification

On this course, you'll:

  • Evaluate economic theories, principles and strategy
  • Learn how to interpret trends and identify market risks
  • Assess public policy arguments
  • Develop financial forecasting techniques
  • Study themes including financial markets, econometrics, regulation and international banking
  • Use our Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data movements and trades
  • Receive support and mentoring from staff, both face-to-face and via social media
  • Complete an independent research project, based on economic research in a topic of your choice
  • Tap in to our library’s array of electronic resources, including ejournals and newspapers

Career opportunities

This course will provide you with the analytical skills needed to work in financial markets. You’ll be in a strong position to enjoy a successful career in the finance and banking sectors, business and commerce, industry, and private and public sectors.

What jobs can you do with a Economics, Finance and Banking degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • Account manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Trader in financial assets
  • Purchasing and acquisitions officer
  • Econometrics
  • Business professional
  • Commercial, industrial or public sector manager

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About this institute

University of Portsmouth

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Why study at University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.

Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.

The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.

The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.

Contact info

University of Portsmouth

Winston Churchill Avenue
PO1 2UP Portsmouth Hampshire
United Kingdom

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www.port.ac.uk

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