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What will I learn?

The new MSc in Economics and Finance has been designed to develop postgraduate students who are equipped academically to succeed in an increasingly complicated and challenging global workplace. When you graduate, you will leave as a professional economist, who is equipped for an academic career, but who crucially is also ready to use economic thinking in the world outside academia. Well qualified economists are in demand in government, industry and, obviously commerce.

All the Finance based Masters programmes within the School of Management have full access to the Financial Times on-line and the opportunity to learn and carry out practical work in our dedicated, state-of-the-art Bloomberg Financial Lab. The virtual financial platform allows you to access and engage with live market data through applying practical evaluation and financial modelling. The programme also offers you an opportunity to gain the Bloomberg certificate - Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC), which is widely recognised in the banking and financial industry.

The professional world our successful graduates are aiming to enter are seeking students that are able to conduct useful research, think critically about that research and apply to complex problems – this ,inter alia, necessitates effective use of modern ICT and the ability to utilise knowledge effectively. Particularly within this field graduates will be expected to show excellent quantitative skills. These students will be assumed to process effective two-way communication skills and be comfortable and effective in self-managed and team environments.

The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is now more global than ever before. No longer are London and New York the only homes for large multi-national international financial businesses and institutions. These potential employers are now additionally located in the Middle and Far- East and a postgraduate student is almost as likely to find their first job in Dubai, Bahrain or Shanghai as in the traditional centres.

Which department am I in?

Cardiff School of Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 16,796) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022, 16 January 2023

Venue

Llandaff Campus

Western Avenue,

Cardiff,

CF5 2YB, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in USA with minimum GPA 2.8 or above or students with a good GPA and relevant work experience over 1 year or students with a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the UK or Masters degree. Students need to have an 6.0 overall with no sub score lower than 5.5. Some courses may require a higher IELTS level.

For international students

Applicants should meet one of the following: Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area (Accounting, Economics or Finance) with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Students with a general Business Studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case by case basis; have a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the field of finance; hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director. Applicants whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. TOEFL IBT: Overall - 72; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Listening - 17; Writing - 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Cardiff Metropolitan University

Located in the Welsh capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University offers a range of courses which focus on practical and professional learning.

  • Welsh University of the Year 2021
  • Awarded silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework
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