Study MSc in Finance and Econometrics abroad at University of Southampton, UK

Want to pursue a post graduate programme in Finance and Econometrics? This article provides complete information on the unique MSc in Finance and Econometrics programme being offered by the University of Southampton, UK. You will know details of the curriculum and fees and how to apply for this programme.

University of Southampton, UK invites applications from eligible students to pursue a MSc in Finance and Econometrics programme. This opportunity to study abroad in UK is at the university's School of Social Sciences. The programme will begin in September 2016.

About the programme

The goal of the MSc in Finance and Econometrics post graduate programme is to provide in-depth knowledge of and training in advanced econometric techniques which can be applied to the field of finance. You will get an understanding of the quantitative aspects of the subject through classroom lectures, seminars, research workshops and group or individual project work.


You will pursue the MSc in Finance and Econometrics programme for 9 months, subsequent to which you will undergo 3 months of supervised research during the summer months for a Masters' dissertation. It is thus overall of 12 months duration.

You also have the option to pursue the program on a part-time basis for a duration of 2 years, with the same modules as the full-time programme.

What you will learn

At the start of the programme, you will undergo 2 modules covering Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics. These are the foundation modules to help you develop basic quantitative skills that would be required for your later academic core modules of the MSc in Finance and Econometrics programme.
Other key modules include:
A. Semester 1:
  1. Economic Analysis

  2. Econometrics I

  3. Corporate Finance

  4. Financial Economics & Asset Pricing

  5. Empirical Finance

  6. Time Series Econometrics

  7. Panel Data & Micro econometrics

B. Semester 2 optional modules are:
  1. Labour Economics

  2. Industrial Economics

  3. International Trade

  4. Economic Policy in Development

  5. Experimental Economics

The above optional modules are in addition to a few of the compulsory modules of Semester one, namely Empirical Finance, Time Series Econometrics, Panel Data & Micro econometrics and a core module of Principles of Corporate Finance.

Career opportunities

Those who successfully complete the MSc in Finance and Econometrics programme and earn the post graduate degree have multiple career options. You will be able to take up research work in the fields of not just finance and business, but also education and other fields. You could also take up the professional path of a finance or economic consultant, say with a reputed Bank, become a Professor in the academic field or take up projects with government as well as international organizations.

Programme fee and scholarship

The fee for the MSc in Finance and Econometrics programme is £16800. You can avail of scholarships of £3,000 and £5,000 which are offered to all students who are enrolled for any of the MSc programmes. The scholarships will be in the form of a reduction in the tuition fee.

Eligibility requirements

  1. You should have an undergraduate degree in Economics with percentage in the upper second-class or higher level. Candidates with graduation in related subjects with a strong academic background and fulfilling other criteria may also be considered.

  2. You must have an academic background in quantitative methods, such as Mathematics, Statistics or Econometrics.

  3. You need to have an overall 6.5 IELTS score for English language requirements, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component including reading, writing, listening and speaking. Learn more about IELTS through this useful resource on important international entrance exams & tests for studying abroad

Important date

You must submit your application for the MSc in Finance and Econometrics programme by 31st July 2016.

How to apply

Submit your application online at the official website after checking the course details

Contact information

Contact information

University of Southampton
University Road
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
Ph:+44(0)23 8059 5000 // Fax:+44(0)23 8059 3131
For further queries on this programme send email at:

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