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Economics and Finance MSc

This course gives you the skills and knowledge in a range of economics and finance issues and methods.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024
Masters level study. Sign up to webinar on Wednesday 20 March, 14:00-15:00 (GMT)

Overview

Our MSc Economics and Finance programme is designed to enrich your expertise and understanding of various aspects in the fields of economics and finance.

This course is well-suited to a range of individuals, such as those who:

  • do not have a financial background
  • are considering careers in financial businesses, trading or consulting
  • would like to progress to further academic study in economics and finance

This course will suit you if you're interested in the following careers:

  • investment banking
  • financial and economics research
  • financial trading
  • economist
  • financial analyst
  • data analyst

We also offer the following courses for candidates with a substantial background in Economics (undergraduate degree in Economics or equivalent):

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What you'll learn

What you will learn:

  • how to apply economic knowledge, tools and techniques to resolve economic and financial issues
  • how to analyse and understand the interaction between economics and finance disciplines in the global context
  • the role played by key supranational institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO)

Advanced statistical software

Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:

Software may include:

  • Eviews
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Gauss
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
  • Maple
  • Minitab
  • R

Financial databases

You'll also have access to financial databases including:

  • Bloomberg
  • DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana
  • Global Financial Database

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

Your development

Professional skills

On completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • deploy the fundamental and advanced analytical techniques in the area of economics and finance
  • critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques
  • synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • exercise responsibility and leadership in group projects
  • apply knowledge, skills and understanding to complex issues within finance and related industries

You'll also be able to showcase professional, technical and quantitative skills. These are highly valued in the private sector.

If you're pursuing a career in research institutions or central banks you'll be able to gain preliminary training.

Professional development

You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. Through self-study, you'll complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets.

You'll be able to take part in a live financial trading simulation. This is delivered jointly with CFA annual global investment challenge

You'll gain insights into different roles in the financial industry and boost your employability.

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • data analyst
  • planning analyst
  • principal economist
  • auditor
  • corporate finance and research analyst
  • broker
  • senior Financial Analyst
  • PhD candidate

Careers

This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:

  • PwC
  • Bloomberg
  • Brewin Dolphin
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Handelsbanken
  • CLP Insurance Brokers
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Shanghai Greatwisdom Co. Ltd
  • Experian PLC
  • Siemens AG

Guest lectures

Practitioners from the world of finance and business give guest lectures every year. This provides an insight into career paths and job roles. You'll interact with these experts to:

  • identify career opportunities
  • develop strategies on how to progress in your career

Networking opportunities

Throughout the academic year we also hold many events on campus that you are welcome to join. Events are topical and provide great opportunities for you to network with:

  • national and multinational organisations
  • alumni
  • peers

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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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 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

The Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix also offers further study and learning spaces. This includes a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 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

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

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Open days and events

You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Overseas events

We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

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

Dr Anastasios Evgenidis - Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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