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Economics and Finance MSc (PGCert PGDIP)

University of Brighton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Moulsecoomb Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our Economics and Finance MSc provides a solid foundation in economic and financial theory, enabling you to develop the analytical capabilities necessary to deal with complex problems.

This course will equip you with a thorough grounding in quantitative methods and financial markets analysis. By the end of the course, you will have the skills necessary to use advanced tools and quantitative techniques to appraise financial opportunities.

This course is part of our Finance MSc programme. All students complete the same core finance modules, then from the end of the first term you will be able to tailor the course to your individual strengths and career aspirations through option modules and the option to specialise in one of five areas.

The other specialisms offered are:

Finance and Accounting MSc
Finance and Banking MSc
Finance and Investment MSc
Finance and Risk Management MSc.

Course structure

The course is composed of three phases:

Phase 1 teaches the core subjects of finance, economics and research methods

Phase 2 introduces specialist modules in finance and banking

Phase 3 is the dissertation that draws together the learning from the whole of the programme, allowing you to develop your research skills and capacity for critical analysis while creating a specialisation in a particular field of finance and banking

All modules on the course involve both taught sessions and guided independent study. For a typical module, approximately 30% of the total hours comprise taught activity, 10% is guided study and supervision, and the remainder is independent study.

Career prospects

A postgraduate qualification from Brighton Business School will help you to specialise and stand out in today's highly competitive job market.

Our Economics and Finance MSc opens up a wide range of career paths. Many graduates will find employment in the financial sector but the course is an excellent preparation for a career in economic consultancy, the public sector or international development institutions.

The course is also ideal preparation for continuing your studies at MPhil or PhD level, or working as a professional researcher.

Previous graduates have gone into the following roles: Fund Administrator, Epworth Investment Management; Assistant Vice President Corporate Lending, ING Bank Turkey; Pricing Analyst, General Electric Corporation; Junior Dealer, Yapi Kredi; Supply Planner, Proctor & Gamble.

Students will also exit with Pgdip/Pgcert.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,156per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    112th

  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    100 45%

    81st

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    80th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    99th

    2

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