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MSc Applied Economics and Finance

Degree awarded by the University of Plymouth

Next start date

Autumn 2018*

Intakes

February, June and October

Study options

1 year
Weekdays

Location

Greenwich

Understanding the principles of economics and finance makes you interesting to employers: knowing how to apply them makes you invaluable. The MSc Applied Economics and Finance at GSM London focuses on the application of economic and finance theory in financial markets, providing you with a diverse range of skills in demand by employers. It is suitable for professionals with or without an economics or finance background.

Why study our MSc Applied Economics and Finance degree?

Our MSc Applied Economics and Finance is a flexible degree that combines a grounding in core economic theory with training in practical, real-world applications. You will graduate with in-depth knowledge of economics and finance and be in the position of connecting the outcomes of such approaches to decision making. The programme will also require you to challenge accepted thinking in the applied economics and finance field, and consider how core economic principles can be transferred into the workplace.

Our MSc Applied Economics and Finance is a flexible degree that combines a grounding in core economic theory with training in practical, real-world applications. You will graduate with in-depth knowledge of economics and finance and be in the position of connecting the outcomes of such approaches to decision making. The programme will also require you to challenge accepted thinking in the applied economics and finance field, and consider how core economic principles can be transferred into the workplace.

After completing your Master’s, you may also wish to continue your studies with a research degree in this area. Or if you’re already in employment, you can harness your newfound skills to help develop your career further.

Real-world application
This MSc is centred on enhancing your marketability in the workplace and on the application of economics principles to the latest financial challenges in the real world. You will be expected to critically evaluate and reflect on the theory and engage in practical applications that will build your professional skills, including market analysis. You will also develop a practical, problem-solving approach to business decision making, focus on applied skills such as sales forecasting and risk management, and understand the impact of finance and financial markets on the wider global economy. The MSc will also cover financial and monetary economics, as well as technical aspects such as financial econometrics.

Awarded by the University of Plymouth
Your MSc is awarded by the University of Plymouth; a top UK university aged under 50 according to the Times Higher Education's Young University Rankings 2017. An established educational institution with business enterprise at its heart, it is a fitting validating partner for your MSc.

Study in London, the financial capital of the world
Our London location in Greenwich places you in the heart of one of the largest and most diverse commercial capitals of the world. Studying in London will open up extensive opportunities to connect with senior stakeholders and business leaders across many global markets and industries.

How is the course structured?

The MSc programme can be broken down into the following stages:

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Economics and Finance

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics and International Finance
  • Econometrics for Applied Economics and Finance

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Economics and Finance

  • Financial Markets and Risk Management
  • Financial Modelling and Forecasting
  • Contemporary Policy Issues in Markets

 

Master’s Degree (MSc) in Applied Economics and Finance

  • Applied Economics and Finance Project

To find out more about course modules, see full module descriptions.


Alternatively, see the programme specification for further details on this programme. Note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a recognised Bachelor’s Honours Degree with minimum 2:2 classification or equivalent and GCSE Maths Grade C or equivalent (such as a quantitative focus in at least one module of 15 credits or more in the Bachelor Honours Degree).

If English is not the applicant’s first language, an IELTS minimum score 6.5 or another accepted system is required.

Applications from candidates who lack the standard programme entry requirements are positively encouraged and will be considered on individual merits.

Recognition of prior learning will be considered.


Non-standard entry:
Applicants who lack the normal programme entry requirements are positively encouraged to apply. In such cases, the Admissions Team must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the programme successfully.

Applicants will be interviewed to identify their aptitude for study at postgraduate level through relevant life or career experience, and other factors relating to professional qualifications. Applicants will be required to provide supporting evidence of such achievements.

Accreditation of prior learning:
Partial exemptions from a postgraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be subject to approval by University of Plymouth.

Further information can be found in the Recognition of Prior Learnings Regulations within the Consolidated Policies and Regulations Document.

We will not normally consider APCL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning that is directly related to the APCL/APEL.

Fees

UK/EU student fees

£8,300

International student fee

£10,070

Discounts offered for alumni. Please contact us for details.

*We have applied for designation for this programme from the Department for Education and are waiting for a decision. Until the decision is received we are unable to confirm the availability of student support. Visit the HEFCE website for more information.</p

How to apply

To speak to a dedicated course advisor about the MSc Applied Economics and Finance, please email enquiry@gsmlondon.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)20 8516 7850


Registration and Enrolment

Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, course cost and duration. 

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.


Other courses in this subject

BSc (Hons) Economics