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Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)

MSc Finance (Economic Policy)

Duration: 2–5 years

Overview

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Sonja Ruehl

Convenor

Start of programme: November / February / April / June / August

Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning

Fees: £10,080

This programme is principally for postgraduates working on economic policy in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy. It will increase your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying economic policy, focusing on the financial aspects of policy making.

Find out more

To find out more about this programme, including module details, fees and entry requirements, please visit the MSc Finance (Economic Policy) section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

Structure

You will choose five core modules.
  • Banking & Capital Markets
  • International Finance
  • Macroeconomic Policy & Financial Markets
  • Microeconomic Principles & Policy
  • Public Financial Management: Revenue
  • The International Monetary Fund & Economic Policy
You will also choose three modules from the list of electives or core modules.
  • Bank Financial Management
  • Bank Regulation & Resolution of Banking Crises
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Derivatives
  • Econometric Analysis & Applications
  • Econometric Principles & Data Analysis
  • Finance in the Global Market
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Modelling Firms & Markets
  • Risk Management: Principles & Applications
  • Project Appraisal
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

To find out more about this programme, including module details, fees and entry requirements, please visit the MSc Finance (Economic Policy) section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

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Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

The MSc is made up of eight modules. Each module is studied in eight-week sessions. You can only take one module at a time, but each module is typically available in at least two of the year's study sessions. This gives you the flexibility to plan how you study during the year, enabling you to fit your study in with your professional, family and personal commitments.

You will be individually assigned an online academic tutor for the duration of each module with whom you can discuss academic queries at regular intervals during the study session. You will also have a named administrator providing you with help and advice throughout your studies.

Before the start of each module you have enrolled on, you will be sent a package containing all of the study materials that you need to complete the module – the core text, textbooks, a collection of key articles, and any module related software. 

To make your experience as a distance learning student more complete and rewarding, we provide access to the Virtual Learning Environment, which is a web-accessed learning environment. Via the VLE, you can communicate with your assigned academic tutor, administrators and other students on the module using discussion forums. The VLE also provides access to the module Study Guide and assignments, as well as a selection of electronic journals available on the University of London Online Library.

For each module, you will sit a three-hour examination, held on a specified date in September/October, and complete two assignments during the module study session. Assignments are submitted and feedback given online. Examinations and assignments are weighted 70:30.

For more information about studying with us, please visit the Frequently asked questions section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

Destinations

As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for senior positions in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy.

Find out more by visiting the Careers section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

How to Apply

Online application

To make an application, please complete our online application form. For more information about the application procedure and deadlines, and the supporting documentation required, please visit the admissions section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

A Student's Perspective

The programme has been truly rewarding and has certainly developed my expertise and enhanced my potential

Kazunari Suzuki