Our exciting MSc in Economics and International Financial Economics is designed to link economic theory and empirical economics with the practice of international finance.
The course will provide you with a thorough grounding in advanced core areas of economics, microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, econometrics and research methods, plus the opportunity to specialise in international financial economics, engaging in theoretical and empirical debates.Apply to Warwick
20 September 2021
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Our MSc will appeal to you if you have a strong background in the subject and wish to gain advanced and rigorous training in modern economics, as preparation for a career as a professional economist or analyst. You will receive advanced teaching in the core areas of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory, econometrics and research methods, and you’ll also be able to choose from a wide portfolio of optional modules. An 8,000-word dissertation provides an opportunity to explore your own interests across these fields of study.
You will be automatically enrolled on a pre-sessional Mathematics and Statistics programme to equip you with the relevant methodological skills you need to succeed. By the end of the course you will be able to read and understand research papers and articles in academic journals, build theoretical models, and initiate empirical research and evaluate its findings.
One optional core module in Economic Analysis:
Each of the modules will develop your understanding of advanced microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, with more applied/policy orientated versions (A) and more technical/theoretically orientated versions (B).
One optional core module in Quantitative Methods:
Econometrics A covers fundamental econometrics research skills and Econometrics B will supplement the development of these key and fundamental professional skills by looking at more advanced topics.
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Students need to have previously completed undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics/economic statistics at an intermediate level. The MSc Economics and International Financial Economics is a quantitative degree and students will need to be competent in several areas of mathematics. All student attend a short pre-sessional mathematics and statistics course before the term starts. As a guide, we expect students opting for B versions of Macroeconomics or Microeconomics to have obtained the equivalent of a First class mark (70%) in their undergraduate studies, though we will consider a request to take a B variant even if that prerequisite is not met.
Minimum Requirements: First or upper-second class honours degree specialising mainly in economics. This means you should have achieved a good standard in undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics/ economics statistics at an intermediate level. We also expect a good standard achieved in mathematics taken at undergraduate level.
English Language Requirements
English Language Requirements: Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0
Other International Requirements
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
The fees quotes above is for guidance only for entry to 2020-21. The University reserves the right to amend its fees.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture; Deloitte; European Central Bank; European Commission; HSBC; KPMG; Nielsen and UNESCO. They have pursued roles such as: economists; analysts; consultants; researchers; business and financial project management professionals; chartered and certified accountants; actuaries; statisticians; quality assurance and regulatory professionals.
Our Department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:
- Careers in Economics Event
- Investment Banking Uncovered
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
- Mock Assessment Centre workshops
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