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MEcon Financial Economics (integrated masters) including placement year MEcon

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Master of Economics - MEcon

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

What causes 'credit crunches', and how do their effects spread throughout the economy? What determines the value of Pound Sterling relative to the US Dollar or Euro? How do stock market prices affect asset prices? Financial events are rarely far from headline news. They have an impact that extends far beyond the financial sector to affect almost every aspect of daily life, including income, employment, prices, property value and the cost of mortgages.MEcon Financial Economics is built on the core principles of economics, which are applied to your study of financial institutions (such as banks), financial markets (such as the stock exchange), and financial instruments. You receive a thorough training in economics and mathematics up to post-graduate level, as well as training in quantitative research methods.You study the mathematical and statistical analysis of economic problems, and how the financial system functions, choosing from a range of topics on financial economics including:- Fundamentals of accounting- Business strategy and competition- Capital markets- Financial innovations and new forms of transaction media- Bonds and contracts

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 105 9

    39th out of 80 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    107 48%

    64th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    72nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    75th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    105 47%

    58th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    49th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    10

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