12 months full time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £8,500
International: full time £15,900
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme aims to produce graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues (corporate and behavioural finance etc), combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management (derivatives and credit risk modelling). Of particular note is the practical module on MATLAB, providing participants with a detailed understanding of how this programming tool can be used for effective empirical modelling.
The MSc will provide opportunities for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors, an understanding of the role of finance in a modern economy, and an advanced understanding of empirical modelling techniques, specifically the MATLAB programming language. You will also be encouraged to develop critical skills and awareness of contemporary debates around the operational efficiency of financial markets.
You take core compulsory modules, optional modules and complete a dissertation.
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You should possess, or be working towards, an upper second-class Honours degree or above, or an international equivalent. You will also need to demonstrate an appropriate level of mathematical education at degree level.
Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with no less than 6.0 in any element.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.