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Finance and Econometrics (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
October 2020

About this course

Study MSc Finance and Econometrics to learn advanced econometric techniques and how they apply to finance. Gain both a broad overview and specialised knowledge, including in-depth quantitative skills. You'll be able to work with real-time and historical data in our Bloomberg trading suite.

This full-time UK master’s prepares you for specialist finance roles in corporate, banking or fund management. The course is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised training programme.

You’ll explore the financial markets and how they operate in detail. Your studies include learning about recent developments in econometric techniques and how to apply them to economic and financial data. 

Learn how to:

  • understand the theoretical basis of economic and financial analysis
  • formulate, manipulate and draw conclusions from an economic model
  • apply economic and financial analysis in the context of financial markets
  • interpret and critically evaluate economic ideas and research findings
  • test and evaluate economic models using a variety of research methodologies, data and analysis techniques
  • design, implement and manage independent research in finance and economics
  • present ideas, arguments and research findings effectively

You’ll also gain in-depth knowledge of specific areas of finance and econometrics necessary to undertake independent research. This will lead to a dissertation on a subject within an area you choose.

Use our Bloomberg suite as part of standalone training and your dissertation research. The suite hosts 21 trading terminals, giving you access to real-time data, breaking news and powerful analytics.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Christian Kellner, an associate professor in economics. His research focuses on how people make decisions in uncertain situations, such as contract design or communication. Read Dr Kellner's staff profile to find out more about his work.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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