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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Economics and Finance

Programme code:MSC-BS/E&FUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Peter Phelps Contact address:p.phelps@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A good quality bachelors degree in Economics or an equivalent qualification.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School Examination Board

Programme specification:

Offered by one of the country's leading Business Schools for students with a prior knowledge of economics, this programme provides depth and understanding in the theory and practice of economics and finance. The degree of MSc Economics and Finance is valued for careers in economics, finance, consultancy and public service, and provides a sound basis for postgraduate research.

The programme will:
- facilitate and promote students' intellectual and personal development in order to equip them for professional or equivalent roles in society and provide them with a capacity and motivation for continued intellectual development;
- facilitate intellectual development and independent learning by providing access to career-related cognitive and interpersonal skills by developing a range of transferable skills, building upon the previous achievements of candidates; and by providing advanced study either for a career, or in preparation for further study;
- offer opportunities to develop a critical understanding of relevant theoretical and empirical literature; apply acquired skills and knowledge to specific research questions; and demonstrate the ability to independently research topics in the relevant subject area, building upon directed research experience;
- provide a learning environment that promotes active participation in the learning process, achieved via a careful mix of individual assignments and projects, presentations, and participation in general and group workshops.

The programme will also provide::
- in-depth understanding of modern economic and financial analysis, through advanced study of core economic and finance theory;
- a knowledge of specialist finance and financial-economic topics to a degree not obtainable in a general economics programme;
- advanced technical training in the use statistical and econometric techniques and experience in using a range of software applications;
- an ability to plan, initiate, carry out and report an extended piece of research on a suitable topic in the compulsory dissertation.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5004MCorporate Finance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5054MInternational Banking and Finance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5101MMacroeconomics15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5103MMicroeconomics15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5108MApplied Econometrics15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5134MEconometrics
Pre-requisite for: LUBS5108M
15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5138MEconomics Dissertation60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS5050MFinancial Derivatives15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5058MCorporate Governance15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5116MEconomics of Globalisation and the International Economy15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5142MDistributional Analysis in Economic Development15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5144MBehavioural Economics15 creditsSemester 2

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass a minimum of 150 credits including modules in which a pass is compulsory and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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