MSc in Project Analysis, Finance and Investment


Aims of the programme

This programme is designed for those interested in attaining or developing analytical skills in economics and finance which are relevant to successful careers in the fields of investment, finance, project appraisal and project management. These areas offer scope for beneficial career development as investment analysts, financial advisers, project managers or consultants in central and commercial banks, stockbrokers and other financial institutions, consultancy firms, government departments and international agencies, such as the World Bank.

Students who do not have a strong background in economics, but who have other relevant qualifications or experience, can take a Summer Session course in Economics and Quantitative Methods.


Admissions Requirements

The minimum entry criterion is the equivalent for an upper second class first degree from a UK university in which economics and mathematics or statistics was a component.

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Programme structure

There is further information on individual modules in the module list section.

Compulsory core components:

  1. Finance and Investment
  2. Corporate Finance
  3. Applied Microeconomics 1 and Applied Microeconomics 2
  4. Econometrics 1 & 2 or Statistics and Econometrics or Econometric Methods for Research or Econometrics 1 and Applied Microeconometrics 

In addition students choose forty credits of optional units which should be selected from the following, with at least twenty credits from Group A:

Group A

  • Development and Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Management Decision Analysis
  • Theory of Finance
  • Topics in Financial Econometrics

Group B

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Design and Analysis of Mechanisms and Institutions
  • Experimental Economics
  • Health Care Management
  • Industrial Economics
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Labour Economics
  • Project
  • Public Finance
  • Public Sector Economics: Microeconomic Applications

Students may be allowed to take one or more of their optional units from the following modules in environmental economics offered by the Environment Department. Students wishing to do so must first ask their MSc Director and the Environment Department's MSc Director for permission, which is not automatic.

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Valuation
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