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Economics and Finance MSc

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Overview

Reasons to study Economics and Finance at DMU:

On this course, you will learn leading-edge economic theory and put that theory into practice by applying it to real-world problems. You will graduate with in-depth knowledge of economics and finance and be in the position of connecting the outcomes of such approaches to decision making within the broader context of national and international policy making. 

  • Excellent teaching quality
    Learn from leading academics with international reputations for research and teaching within their specialist areas
  • No previous knowledge or experience required
    You will have the opportunity to study the foundations of economics and finance, as well as study further challenging modules
  • Develop knowledge of international financial markets
    Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, you will learn to identify, assess and communicate the impact of changes in international financial markets
  • Learn how to apply key economic and finance theory to industry
    You will develop the ability to apply quantitative financial techniques and assess the impact of key economic variables on the business environment
  • Improve decision making skills, essential in industry
    Prepares graduates for a career in organisational decision making from a finance perspective

 

Scholarships

DMU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to help you realise your academic ambitions.

International student scholarships

Find out about available international scholarships or visit our fees and funding page for more information.

 


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Economics and International Relations MSc

  • UK
  • EU/International

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s): Sept: L1N371

Duration: 12 months

Start dates: September 2022

Fees and funding:

2022/23 tuition fees for UK students will be £8,950

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s): Sept: L1N371

Duration: 12 months

Start dates: September 2023

Fees and funding:

2022/23 tuition fees for EU and international students will be £15,100

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in economics, accounting, finance, politics, public policy, banking or any other business-related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

You will learn leading-edge economic, management and financial theory and put that theory into practice by applying it to real-world problems. A range of core modules underpin key business and financial principles:

  • Macroeconomics in a Global Context - presents an analysis of how the macroeconomy works in a global environment that is subject to international trade and factor endowment flows. You will gain the skills to relate the theory of macroeconomics to recent world events and debate the implications of macroeconomic policy.
  • Economics and Strategic Analysis - the aim of this module is for you to understand they key strategic decisions that individuals, firms ad organisations, face and the consequence of those decisions. You will also learn how to apply microeconomic models to solve current economic problems.   
  • International Markets and Financial Institutions – introduces you to the complex area of financial intermediation and financial markets. You will look at the role of both the domestic and global financial systems and the regulations placed on them.
  • Strategic and Financial Decision-Making – considers corporate strategic investment decisions and the underlying financial management issues relevant to these decisions. You will focus on the allocation of funds within a business, financial appraisal techniques used in evaluating strategic options, sources of funds, the costs of those funds and alternative financing strategies.
  • Research Methods – introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in finance, accounting, management and business. It also aims to help you in defining a research topic and the production of a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.
  • International Trade Theory and Policy
  • Economics of Emerging Markets

You will also select one elective module aimed at developing economic knowledge and skills in an international context. Module choices might include:

Dissertation - You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of economics and finance. You will need to apply and enhance technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. Assessment will usually be through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. Wherever possible, students will be given home access to specialist software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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Enhance your existing qualifications and global career prospects with a specialist master’s in business economics and business finance.

This course will provide advanced preparation for careers in the policy making, organisational decision making and the financial world.

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