The Financial Economics MA provides a wide range of opportunities to enhance employability. All students completing the programme will emerge with a sound understanding of the underlying analytical principles and research techniques used in financial economics, as well as the ability to write in a clear and coherent manner about the issues involved. The dissertation evidences the ability to produce an extended piece of research in this field, integrating and demonstrating mastery of this range of skills.
As a result, you will be equipped with the required knowledge and skills, and will be seen to be attractive to a range of employers involved in, or dealing with financial issues in both the public and private sector, including governmental and nongovernmental research organisations concerned with finance, financial institutions and industrial firms, government regulatory bodies and academic institutions; it also prepares individuals to act independently as specialists on financial affairs.
If you are already working in finance, the programme will provide you with a mixture of analytical insight and relevant skills that will enable you to enhance your existing career paths. If you would like to proceed onto further study and research, the programme lays the foundations for the continuation of study on an academic career track.