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Economics & Finance MSc

UCAS code: N/A

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The Economics & Finance MSc from King's Business School provides rigorous coverage of both the theory and practice of economics and finance, driven by research, theory development, practical application and critical analysis. Our course is designed to equip you with the economic and financial knowledge and skills you need to build a strong career in the business and finance sectors. You'll learn about micro and macroeconomics, financial markets & services and the relationship between finance and econometrics. But you won't just learn the key quantitative skills you need for success. Our courses are underpinned by the underlying philosophies and methodologies of a social science approach to economics and finance. Numbers are important, but understanding how those numbers affect the wider world of finance and business is essential in the modern world.

Key benefits

  • Modules designed in collaboration with both public and private sector employers, ensuring you're gaining the best knowledge, skills and experience while studying to access the career you want once you graduate.
  • Gives students strong skills in the fields of economics and finance, producing graduates with skills highly sought after by economics consultancies, research institutions, banks and financial sector firms.
  • Strong emphasis on data analysis equips students with skills that are easily transferrable to other industries, such as e-commerce, pharmaceutical, media, retail or hospitality.

Our MSc in Economics and Finance is designed to produce professionals with skills highly sought after by economics consultancies, research institutions, banks and financial sector firms. Although the programme is economics and finance focused, given the wide-ranging applications of data analysis, the students will gain skills that are easily transferrable to a wide range of other industries, including e-commerce, hospitality, retail, pharmaceutical and media.

Course Aims

  • Provide rigorous coverage of both the theory and practice of economics and finance and a high quality, research-based education of practical relevance in economics and finance that is driven by a combination of research, theory development, critical analysis, and practical application.
  • Designed to cover contemporary empirical evidence in applied economics, with a focus on labour markets and the health and education sectors and/or international economics as well as internal workings of corporations, financial institutions and financial services firms and their inter-relationships.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Assessment

    Structure

    Required modules

    You are required to take:

    Pre-Sessional: Introductory Economics (0 credits)
    Pre-sessional Mathematics for Economics and Finance (0 credits)
    Microeconomics; understanding firms, consumers and industries (15 credits)
    Macroeconomics; understanding national income, consumption and investment (15 credits)
    Econometrics; theory and application (15 credits)
    Principles of Finance (15 credits)
    Research Project (60 credits)

    You are also required to choose one of the following modules:

    Money, Macroeconomic Policy and the Financial System (15 credits)
    International Economics (15 Credits)

    You are also required to choose one of the following modules:

    Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
    Financial Econometrics (15 credits)

    Optional modules

    In addition, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

    Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
    Financial Econometrics (15 credits)
    International Economics (15 Credits)
    International Finance (15 credits)
    Money, Macroeconomic Policy and the Financial System (15 credits)
    The Economics of Labour, Education and Health (15 credits)
    The Economics of Firm Behaviour (15 credits)
    Risk Management (15 credits)

    Matlab for Data Analytics (0 credits) will be delivered in the first semester and is conditional on passing the pre-sessional modules.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    As a Business School student you not only have full access to all the award winning events and resources from our central team King’s Careers and Employability service but a bespoke service curated especially for you by our dedicated careers team.

    • Develop greater self-awareness of strengths, interests and values. Increase confidence in presenting yours authentic self to employers and making career decisions that work for you.

    • Gain insight, make connections and uncover opportunities through our campus events and connections with world- leading organisations, alumni, thought leaders and investors.

    • Sharpen your application skills for internships, placements, graduate schemes and jobs using cutting edge technology combined with personalised expert feedback and specialised workshops.

    • Build an impressive portfolio of work relevant domain knowledge, leadership, workplace digital or technical skills through employer and professional programmes and micro-certifications.

    • Apply and hone your skills in a real world context. Access a world-class range of internships, placements, start-up incubators, leadership initiatives and focused diversity and inclusion opportunities.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £16,890 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: £31,350 per year (2022/23)

    These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

    Deposit

    When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

    The UK deposit is £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

    • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

    Funding

    Our MSc in Economics and Finance is designed to produce professionals with skills highly sought after by economics consultancies, research institutions, banks and financial sector firms. Although the programme is economics and finance focused, given the wide-ranging applications of data analysis, the students will gain skills that are easily transferrable to a wide range of other industries, including e-commerce, hospitality, retail, pharmaceutical and media.

    Course Aims

    • Provide rigorous coverage of both the theory and practice of economics and finance and a high quality, research-based education of practical relevance in economics and finance that is driven by a combination of research, theory development, critical analysis, and practical application.
    • Designed to cover contemporary empirical evidence in applied economics, with a focus on labour markets and the health and education sectors and/or international economics as well as internal workings of corporations, financial institutions and financial services firms and their inter-relationships.

    Base campus

    strand-quad
    Strand Campus

    Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Assessment

      Structure

      Required modules

      You are required to take:

      Pre-Sessional: Introductory Economics (0 credits)
      Pre-sessional Mathematics for Economics and Finance (0 credits)
      Microeconomics; understanding firms, consumers and industries (15 credits)
      Macroeconomics; understanding national income, consumption and investment (15 credits)
      Econometrics; theory and application (15 credits)
      Principles of Finance (15 credits)
      Research Project (60 credits)

      You are also required to choose one of the following modules:

      Money, Macroeconomic Policy and the Financial System (15 credits)
      International Economics (15 Credits)

      You are also required to choose one of the following modules:

      Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
      Financial Econometrics (15 credits)

      Optional modules

      In addition, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

      Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
      Financial Econometrics (15 credits)
      International Economics (15 Credits)
      International Finance (15 credits)
      Money, Macroeconomic Policy and the Financial System (15 credits)
      The Economics of Labour, Education and Health (15 credits)
      The Economics of Firm Behaviour (15 credits)
      Risk Management (15 credits)

      Matlab for Data Analytics (0 credits) will be delivered in the first semester and is conditional on passing the pre-sessional modules.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      As a Business School student you not only have full access to all the award winning events and resources from our central team King’s Careers and Employability service but a bespoke service curated especially for you by our dedicated careers team.

      • Develop greater self-awareness of strengths, interests and values. Increase confidence in presenting yours authentic self to employers and making career decisions that work for you.

      • Gain insight, make connections and uncover opportunities through our campus events and connections with world- leading organisations, alumni, thought leaders and investors.

      • Sharpen your application skills for internships, placements, graduate schemes and jobs using cutting edge technology combined with personalised expert feedback and specialised workshops.

      • Build an impressive portfolio of work relevant domain knowledge, leadership, workplace digital or technical skills through employer and professional programmes and micro-certifications.

      • Apply and hone your skills in a real world context. Access a world-class range of internships, placements, start-up incubators, leadership initiatives and focused diversity and inclusion opportunities.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £16,890 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: £31,350 per year (2022/23)

      These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

      Deposit

      When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

      The UK deposit is £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

      • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful and you are required to meet any offer condition, and/or you need a Student Visa to study here at King's.

      King's College London is committed to the recruitment of students with the greatest academic ability and to maintain a diverse student population. In order to ensure a balanced international student population for our most competitive programmes, we have implemented the following deadlines:

      • The final application deadline for any students who are currently residing in mainland China is Friday 7 January 2022, 23:59 (UK time).

        Please note: if you reside in mainland China and apply for any of the above programmes after this deadline, your application will be automatically withdrawn, and you will not be eligible for an application fee refund.

      • Our first application deadline for any other applicants is on Friday 25 March 2022 (23:59, UK time). After this date, the programme will close at any point once it is full. If there are places still available, the programme will remain open until the final application deadlines below:

        Overseas (international) fee status: Friday 29 July 2022 (23:59, UK time)

        Home fee status: Friday 26 August 2022 (23:59, UK time)

        Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline listed and we are unable to process any further offers because places are filled before the final application deadlines.
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