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Finance and Economics MSc

University of St Andrews
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
English
06 September 2021
Application deadline: 11 August 2021
Information sessions
1/29/2021

Program description

Finance and Economics MSc

The MSc in Finance and Economics provides advanced training in the theoretical tools and empirical techniques for economics and finance, preparing students for a professional career in international banking, the finance industry and governmental agencies.

The MSc in Finance and Economics is a one-year taught postgraduate program run by the School of Economics and Finance.

Admission requirements

  • A strong 2.1 Honours degree from a recognised UK university in Economics or Finance with a significant Economics component; or a 2.1 joint Honours in Economics and another subject that includes substantial training in microeconomics, macroeconometrics and econometrics. If you studied your first degree outside the UK.
  • English language proficiency.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

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


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Program content

Compulsory

You must take three compulsory modules in Semester 1. These are:

  • Econometric Methods and Applications
  • Investment Analysis

and one of:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

In Semester 2, students take one compulsory module and can choose two optional modules from a selection of topics. The compulsory module is:

  • Corporate Finance

Optional

Examples of optional modules that may be offered include:

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Governance and Risk
  • Econometric Time Series Analysis
  • Experimental Economics and Finance
  • Game Theory
  • Industrial Economics
  • International Trade and Migration
  • Monetary Policy
  • Portfolio Theory and Management
  • Risk Management

MSc Finance and Economics students may take up to one advanced undergraduate optional from the following in the second semester:

  • Behavioural Economics
  • European Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics of Impact Evaluation

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

The program consists of

  • traditional lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • Computer lab work in small groups

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Career opportunities

There is a long-standing tradition of Finance and Economics graduates working in a wide variety of challenging and rewarding posts including:

  • academia
  • banking
  • commerce
  • diplomatic service
  • economics
  • finance
  • government
  • industry
  • insurance

They work in the UK, Europe, and North America, and more frequently in locations such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...


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Why study at University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.

Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.

Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.

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University of St Andrews

Admissions
St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
Scotland

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https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

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