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Department of Economics, Programme Catalogue 2013/14

THES-APM05: MSc Economics & Finance


Mode of attendance: Part-time

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  • This programme has the following designated alternative programmes (DAPs): PG Diploma; PG Certificate
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Programme progression requirement: not applicable
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30

Part-time students will typically take either two or three units in each semester, aiming to complete 30 credits in the first year and 30 in the second year. Preference is given to completing as many of the compulsory units in the first year of studies (so as to provide the core knowledge). Optional units along with any remaining compulsory units are taken in the second year. However the actual balance will be flexible subject to agreement by the Director of Studies.

Semester 1: Taught Units

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ES50060 Econometrics for economics & finance 6 Credits
ES50071 Economic theory & applications 1 6 Credits
Compulsory Units
ES50074 Financial economics 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 2 Unit(s) from the following list:
Students wishing to take MN50429 in Semester 2 must choose MA50196 from this list.
ES50054 International monetary economics 6 Credits
ES50090 Financial risk management 6 Credits
MA50196 Financial derivatives 6 Credits
MN50328 Banking 6 Credits
MN50374 Introduction to quantitative finance 6 Credits
MN50556 Investment management 6 Credits
ZZ50001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
ES50061 Financial econometrics 6 Credits
ES50072 Economic theory & applications 2 6 Credits
ES50073 Research methods in economics & finance 6 Credits
MN50557 Corporate finance 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 1 Unit(s) from the following list:
You may only choose MN50429 from this list if you have already chosen MA50196 from the list in Semester 1.
ES50077 Incentives & performance 6 Credits
ES50078 International monetary policy & institutions 6 Credits
ES50088 Forecasting economic and financial variables 6 Credits
MN50182 Financial management for international business 6 Credits
MN50321 International finance 6 Credits
MN50330 Risk management 6 Credits
MN50429 Financial engineering 6 Credits
ZZ50005 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units
ES50064 Economics: Masters dissertation 30 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2013/14 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.