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MSc Applied Economics and Finance

Degree awarded by the University of Plymouth

Intakes

February and October *

Study options

1 year
Weekdays

Location

Greenwich

Tuition fees

£8,300

*This programme is not available for our February 2019 intake. All courses and modes are subject to minimum numbers to run.

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.

For more details on the coure module please review the course Module Specifications.

MSc Applied Economics and Finance Module Specifications



Entry requirements

To start on Level 7, applicants require a recognised Bachelor Honours Degree with minimum 2:2 classification, (an equivalent qualification from a recognised UK or overseas institution may be accepted).

If you are not a UK passport holder, or a UK passport holder born outside of the UK and not born in a country that appears on the published list, you may need to complete an English language test, such as the in-house GSM London English Language Proficiency Test or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your postgraduate degree. All of our programmes are taught in English. Once you submit your application to GSM London the Admissions team will assess it. Should your application be successful and if an English Language Test is required it will appear as a condition of offer.

You will need an IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent qualification.

Applicants to postgraduate programmes who hold a first degree (bachelor's degree) studied and awarded in the UK, or in a country that UKVI recognise as a majority English speaking country will be accepted in lieu of IELTS etc. but only if the degree was awarded 2 years ago or less.

Further details on English Language requirements are provided here.

To commence this programme, the applicant will need to have a recognised Bachelor Honours Degree with minimum classification 2:2, (an equivalent qualification from a recognised UK or overseas institution may be accepted).

In addition to the above all applicants must have a minimum of three years’ work experience. Applicants will be required to provide supporting evidence in the form of a satisfactory work reference which covers the period in question.

 

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 tuition fees

£8,300

International tuition fee

£10,070

Discounts offered for alumni. Please contact us for details.

 

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.


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