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4116F - Finance and Economics (Research) MA

Finance and Economics (Research) MA

Start in: September 2021

Our MA is designed to provide you with the essential skills, as well as an advanced knowledge and understanding of economics and finance, to proceed to doctoral research.

Overview

The MA forms part of the 1+3 (master's plus PhD) scheme under the Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP). It is only open to applicants submitting for funding under the ESRC NINE DTP.

Throughout the course you'll develop:

  • a thorough understanding of social science theory, approaches and research methods
  • an understanding of research methods specific to finance and/or economics
  • knowledge of advanced scholarship and practice in areas within finance/economics. You'll also gain a broader awareness of cutting edge research across the social sciences
  • skills in data collection and analysis
  • specialist analytical and problem-solving skills.

The research training provided will also be valuable for many non-academic careers in:

  • research institutions
  • other knowledge-intensive environments

Find out about our research areas and the staff who will teach on this course.

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What you'll learn

You'll take research training modules that are made up of generic skills. These are taught as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Training Programme. They are subject-specific research methods and empirical techniques.

You take further modules, both compulsory and optional. These are in core subject-specific knowledge, geared to either economics or finance. The course culminates in a dissertation.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, nationality and international leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021


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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Carolyn Watkin
Postgraduate Programme Secretary
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1622
Email: nubs@ncl.ac.uk

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