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Programme structure: Economics and Finance (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

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Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Microeconomics ECONM1010 15 Mandatory TB-1
Asset Pricing ECONM2035 15 Mandatory TB-1
Macroeconomics ECONM1011 15 Mandatory TB-1
Econometrics ECONM1022 15 Mandatory TB-1
Applied Financial Econometrics EFIMM0127 15 Mandatory TB-2
Dissertation (MSc E&F) EFIMM0081 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Select 30 credit points from the following:
Financial Modelling EFIMM0049 15 Optional TB-2
Principles of Financial Intermediation EFIMM0054 15 Optional TB-2
Banking Regulation and Financial Stability EFIMM0053 15 Optional TB-2
Bank Management and Risk Management EFIMM0052 15 Optional TB-2
Derivatives ECONM3017 15 Optional TB-2
Investment Management ECONM2030 15 Optional TB-2
Advanced Corporate Finance ECONM2032 15 Optional TB-2
Credit Risk EFIMM0067 15 Optional TB-2
Banking EFIMM0006 15 Optional TB-2
Behavioural Finance EFIMM0016 15 Optional TB-2
Plus15 credit points from the following:
Labour Economics EFIMM0041 15 Optional TB-2
Development Economics ECONM0003 15 Optional TB-2
Public Finance and Monetary Policy EFIMM0099 15 Optional TB-2
Policy Experiments EFIMM0037 15 Optional TB-2
International Economics and Finance EFIMM0098 15 Optional TB-2
MSc Economics and Finance   180      

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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