Queen Mary University of London - School of Economics and Finance

Introduction

The School of Economics and Finance is located in Queen Mary’s main campus in Mile End, a creative and culturally diverse area in the heart of east London, close to the London financial district.

QMUL is the only university in London with a self-contained campus. Students are able to live in award-winning accommodation in our Student Village at Mile End, whilst benefiting from the friendly campus atmosphere, close proximity to lectures, as well as the excitement of London life.

Our faculty members are recognised experts in their fields, and their research has impact on policy making and the public debate. The breadth and depth of our expertise enable us to offer courses and PhD supervision in all major areas of Economics and Finance.

The School offers a range of undergraduate degrees , which are systematically ranked at the top of UK programmes in Economics and related disciplines. Graduate education in the School is organized around several Masters programmes and a structured doctoral programme. Our research culture is fostered by two weekly seminars for invited speakers and regular international conferences.

We are proud to host a diverse and vibrant community of faculty and students. Academic members of staff come from more than fifteen countries and three quarters of our students are from abroad.

Postgraduate study

The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London offers a unique range of Masters degrees in both Economics and Finance, and a structured doctoral programme.

Careers

The Careers service for the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary is bespoke and prides itself on a data-driven student-centric approach.

The service is jointly led by our specialist Careers Consultant Raj Sidhu who has over 10 years experience working on trading floors across the City of London, including at Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and WestLB, and the dedicated School of Economics and Finance Internship Coordinator Lipsheon Jhand.

The Careers offerings were designed with input from students, alumni, academics and commercial firms.

Facilities

Our research students benefit from QMUL’s excellent facilities to support and enhance their learning experience.

The School offers its students excellent facilities including IT resources, online access to news media, clubs, support and accommodation.

IT resources

We provide access to the latest banking and financial industry software and subscribe to the major statistical databases and software packages, used by economists in finance or in government.

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Behavioural Finance

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

Behavioural Finance is a part of Behavioural Economics that studies important "irrationalities" on financial markets. Key topics include common mistakes people make when deciding how much to save and how to invest, excess volume of trade, equity premium puzzle, bubbles, and predictability of financial markets. [+]

There is mounting evidence that people violate many of the "rationality" assumptions of mainstream economics. Behavioural Economics is a relatively new field that studies such violations and proposes theories to explain them. Behavioural Finance is a part of Behavioural Economics that studies important "irrationalities" on financial markets. Key topics include common mistakes people make when deciding how much to save and how to invest, excess volume of trade, equity premium puzzle, bubbles, and predictability of financial markets. Behavioural Economics and Behavioural Finance have grown tremendously in popularity in recent years. The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Daniel Kahneman in 2002 for Behavioural Economics and to Robert Shiller in 2013 for Behavioural Finance. There has been increased interest by the public, as evidenced by a spate of popular books in these areas. There has also been increased interest by governments: for example, David Cameron appointed a "Behavioural Insights Team" in 2010 to help design government policies. The backbone of the programme consists of a first-semester module in Behavioural Economics and a second-semester module in Advanced Behavioural Finance. Apart from these two modules, students can take modules covering more traditional topics in finance. A thorough knowledge of Behavioural Economics and Behavioural Finance provides students with a deeper and more realistic understanding of financial markets than is offered by mainstream finance alone. Such knowledge also makes students less susceptible to common mistakes in their own lives and careers. A successful completion of the programme would provide students with valuable skills for a wide range of careers in areas such as investment, banking, public service, or academia. Structure The programme consists of five compulsory modules in semester A as well as two compulsory modules and three electives in semester B. During the summer period students will also have to complete a 30-credit 5000-word dissertation under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Students will also be offered a two-week pre-sessional course whose aim is to introduce students without a strong quantitative background to the necessary mathematics and statistical concepts. Entry requirements At least an upper second class honours degree (2.1) or overseas equivalent in a subject with some quantitative elements. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements (i.e. which have at least one mathematics or statistics based module) including Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Psychology, Accounting, Business & Management. Note that all aspects of your application will be taken into consideration and so attaining the criteria above does not guarantee admission. Scholarship Strong applicants will be considered for a £10,000 scholarship. Applicants with a first (or equivalent) from QMUL or a comparable institution have a very good chance of being offered this scholarship. Queen Mary graduates (who are not offered the £10,000 scholarship) may be eligible for a discount. [-]

MSc in Wealth Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Wealth Management is a specialist degree that aims to provide practical and theoretical training in areas of major financial interest, in particular Investment management and corporate finance. [+]

The MSc Wealth Management is a specialist degree that aims to provide practical and theoretical training in areas of major financial interest, in particular Investment management and corporate finance. At the same time its ambition will be to gain, like other programmes being offered by leading universities, full exemption from the CISI Diploma. Designed for students and professionals who aim to pursue a career in finance and other, related areas, this programme provides a unique set of perspectives on how financial markets operate, grounded in economic and financial theory and practice. Examples of topics covered include: optimal capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, risk management, derivatives and finance microstructure. The programme will bring the latest advances of applied research and is specifically designed to impart a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry. It is designed so as to offer flexibility and progressive specialization to educate experts the industry is requiring and includes nine compulsory modules that are the necessary foundations to master financing and capital budgeting issues. Then students will opt for one elective. As with all of our MSc degrees, the Wealth Management MSc offers: Invaluable contributions from respected City practitioners and industry experts who also teach students, bringing practical insights in to the classroom by applying theory to real world scenarios. A fully integrated careers programme, a dedicated careers consultant, and extensive industry links that aim to maximise your employment prospects. An unparalleled set of optional short courses designed to equip you with further practical training and key technical skills that are highly valued in the Financial Sector. High rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation. State-of-the-art facilities such as a virtual trading floor which provides exclusive access to the latest technology and financial software used in the banking and finance industry, and access to specialised financial and economic databases and software used by economists in finance or in government for data analysis and simulation. The opportunity to join QUMMIF – the only Investment Club of its kind, which allows students to trade real money (currently £30,000!) in order to obtain relevant, practical work experience in trading and portfolio analysis. Structure The study programme consists of 9 compulsory modules and one elective with an even split between semesters. Students study compulsory modules the first semester (October‐December) and select from a extensive choice of elective modules in the second semester (January‐March). During the summer period, supervised by an academic member of staff, students will have to complete a dissertation project. Students will also be offered a two-week pre-sessional course whose aim is to introduce students without a strong quantitative background to the necessary mathematics and statistical concepts. Entry requirements At least a good second class honours degree (high 2.2) or overseas equivalent in a subject with some quantitative elements. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements (i.e. which have at least one mathematics or statistics based module) including Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Business & Management. Note that all aspects of your application will be taken into consideration and so attaining the criteria above does not guarantee admission. [-]