Finance and Econometrics (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

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 Financial Laboratory (FinLab).

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 Financial Laboratory (FinLab) 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.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

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.