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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Finance and Economics is no longer accepting new applications.

The MPhil in Finance and Economics is a one-year master's degree that runs from early September to late July. It is an intensive course combining advanced study and research, tailored for people with one year or less of work experience who intend to go on to work for the industry. It places particular emphasis on economic coverage of financial themes, beginning from the institutional background, moving on to careful consideration of how observed institutions should be modelled, and ending by relating existing models to data and discussing how these models should be improved when they do not fit the data.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the MPhil degree students should have:

acquired advanced technical training in microeconomics  and econometrics;

acquired a solid grounding in the principles and practice of financial markets and developed an understanding of the tools necessary to make good financial decisions.

begun to acquire independent research skills and experience of putting them into practice;

acquired experience and guidance in formulating a realistic research topic and prepared written work to a strict timetable; and

acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of advanced economics to proceed to a career as a professional economist in industry or to a research degree.


Continuing

The MPhil in Finance & Economics is designed for students who wish to obtain a one-year master’s qualification before leaving academic economics, and is not primarily designed for students who wish to continue to the PhD programme.


Open Days

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and academics, explore the Colleges virtually, and to find out more about courses, the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

Key Information


10 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Economics

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Course Starts
Sept. 4, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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