university of leicester
Master of Science Course in Financial Economics
Duration and mode of study One year full-time or two years part-time. Start Dates October each year. Entry requirements Students should have an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university, preferably with economic, business or accounting analysis and some mathematical or statistical content. Fees 2014/2015 Home/EU: ?7,150 International: ?15,170 2015/2016 Home/EU: ?7,470 International: ?15,855 Course aims The course offers a comprehensive training in the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. This course provides a foundation for professional activities as economic or financial analyst in business, government, or a major international organisation. This degree has approval by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute. This certifies that the MSc in Financial Economics Curriculum covers more than 70% of the CFA? Candidate Body of Knowledge and the choice of the CFA? Track electives provides an excellent preparation for Levels I and II of the CFA? exams. CFA institute logo Course modules Core: Behavioural Finance Corporate Finance Financial Statement Analysis Financial Econometrics Financial Derivatives Financial Risk Management Investment Management Investment Project (short dissertation) Principles of Finance Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance Option modules (one from the following): Applied Macroeconomics Applied Microeconomics Fixed Income Securities International Money and Finance The Macroeconomic Environment Marketing Microstructure and Trading You can also take the following additional modules to complement your study for the CFA qualifications: Ethics in Finance and Investment Exams Preparation for CFA Level 1 Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by written examination, assessed coursework, presentation, and a dissertation. The percentage of the final mark awarded for the continuously assessed component varies across modules. There are nine taught modules examined in January and June followed by a 15,000 word dissertation written over the period July to September.