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MSc

Financial Economics

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Train as a professional economist to understand and apply techniques that make a real difference in the world.
MSc Economics and Public Policy postgraduate Mwanda Phiri at computer with colleague

Course description

This course enables you to specialise in financial economics and managing assets while giving you the option to choose other finance or economic modules. It will prepare you for a career in financial corporations and government bodies involved with stock markets.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Modern Finance
  • Asset Pricing

Optional modules

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Applied Macroeconometrics
  • International Trade
  • Development Finance
  • International Money and Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Monetary Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation

Duration

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

Entry requirements

A  2:1 undergraduate degree in economics.

We'll also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with strong economics, finance (not accounting finance), mathematics and/or statistics components.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Dr Mark Bryan, Department of Economics

Dr Mark Bryan

Dr Mark Bryan is an expert in labour economics, micro-econometrics and wellbeing. He has advised the UK government on issues such as the minimum wage and the impact of the recession. He is a co-investigator on a Health Foundation project on the social and economic value of health.

Mark teaches on the module Public Policy Evaluation which explores techniques to find out the direct causal effect of a given government policy, identifying the difference between what actually happened and what would have happened without the policy.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

economics-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3456

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.