Detailed course guide
|Semester 1 (Sept - Dec)
||Semester 2 (Jan - April)
||Emerging Financial Markets
Choose three from:
- Capital Markets
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Financial Analysis
Choose two from:
- Research in Finance
- Research Methods
The MSc dissertation is undertaken between May and August.
Semester 1 (mandatory)
Traditional and modern theories of exchange rate determination are reviewed. The role of price, money and interest rate fundamentals for real and/or nominal exchange rates are examined along with the role of risk in the foreign exchange market. Monetary unions are examined and analysis of the foreign exchange market microstructure undertaken. The problem of financial crises, why they are transmitted across countries and the policy implications of the crisis are also looked at.
Emerging Financial Markets
Semester 2 (mandatory)
Supplements understanding of mainstream finance during the year, and applies it to the specific circumstances of emerging financial markets. This exposure is also designed to assist you with identifying possible dissertation topics and data sources.
Semester 2 (mandatory)
Looks at specific economic problems faced by developing countries including population growth and gender gap; credit markets (rural and urban), informal credit markets; insurance markets, limits to insurance and risks; foreign aid and its effectiveness; health care; issues in education; and child labour.
A good Honours degree (first or second class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.
The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.
If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)
Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
|Scotland / Non-UK EU
|England / Northern Ireland / Wales
* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
** Fee per course (module). Refer to the Course Content to see how many courses comprise the full programme.
Scholarships and bursaries
We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.
Merit Awards for international students starting postgraduate degree courses in 2020
If you are an international fee-paying, self-funded offer holder you may be eligible for:
View our full range of postgraduate scholarships.