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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The emphasis of our MSc Financial Economics is on the ways that economic reasoning can inform and illuminate the financial decision-making of investors and the financial choices made by firms.

You gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of financial economics. In particular, you explore topics including:

  • Notions of risk and return in equity markets, both in the context of asset pricing and in the management of equity portfolios
  • Optimisation theory
  • How economic arguments work
  • The role of equilibrium

We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have particular strengths in the areas of:

  • Game theory and strategic interactions
  • Theoretical and applied econometrics
  • Labour economics

The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,460per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 103 5

    42nd out of 78 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    107 49%

    72nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    59th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    99 44%

    68th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    13th

    8

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