Duration: 2-5 years
Start of programme: November / February / April / June / August
Mode of Attendance: Online Learning
This programme is principally for postgraduates working on economic policy in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy. It will increase your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying economic policy, focusing on the financial aspects of policymaking.
You will study five core modules.
- Banking & Capital Markets
- International Finance
- Macroeconomic Policy & Financial Markets
- Microeconomic Principles & Policy
- Public Financial Management: Revenue
- The International Monetary Fund & Economic Policy
You will also choose three elective modules.
- Bank Financial Management
- Bank Regulation & Resolution of Banking Crises
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Econometric Analysis & Applications
- Econometric Principles & Data Analysis
- Finance in the Global Market
- Financial Econometrics
- Modelling Firms & Markets
- Risk Management: Principles & Applications
- Project Appraisal
- Research Methods
Teaching & Learning
The MSc is made up of eight modules. Each module is studied in eight-week sessions. You can only take one module at a time, but each module is typically available in at least two of the year's study sessions. This gives you the flexibility to plan how you study during the year, enabling you to fit your study in with your professional, family and personal commitments.
You will be individually assigned an online academic tutor for the duration of each module with whom you can discuss academic queries at regular intervals during the study session. You will also have a named administrator providing you with help and advice throughout your studies.
Before the start of each module you have enrolled on, you will be sent a package containing all of the study materials that you need to complete the module – the core text, textbooks, a collection of key articles, and any module related software.
To make your experience as a distance learning student more complete and rewarding, we provide access to the Virtual Learning Environment, which is a web-accessed learning environment. Via the VLE, you can communicate with your assigned academic tutor, administrators and other students on the module using discussion forums. The VLE also provides access to the module Study Guide and assignments, as well as a selection of electronic journals available on the University of London Online Library.
For each module, you will sit a three-hour examination, held on a specified date in September/October, and complete two assignments during the module study session. Assignments are submitted and feedback is given online. Examinations and assignments are weighted 70:30.
- MSc : £10,080
- Single Module: £1,260
Pay as you Learn
Our distance learning programmes can be paid in full at the time of enrolment or on a pay as you learn basis. Pay as you learn means you only pay for the module you are enrolling on.
As a graduate of this programme, you will be well prepared for senior positions in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy.
2017 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You should have an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline. Relevant professional experience will be taken into account but is not a requirement. Your application may also be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.