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Economics studies the behaviour of individuals, businesses, and governments in the face of various constraints. Our MSc Economics, Banking and Finance degree is designed to combine the analytical rigour of an Economics course with an in-depth coverage of major areas of Banking and Finance. You will systematically analyse and understand decision making in the context of economies and financial systems in a globalised world.You will learn to critically evaluate the behaviour of key players in
Economics studies the behaviour of individuals, businesses, and governments in the face of various constraints. Our MSc Economics, Banking and Finance degree is designed to combine the analytical rigour of an Economics course with an in-depth coverage of major areas of Banking and Finance. You will systematically analyse and understand decision making in the context of economies and financial systems in a globalised world.
You will learn to critically evaluate the behaviour of key players in economies and financial systems and to assess the consequences for individuals, society or the sustainability of economic and financial development. The course is distinctive for applying a strong policy focus, particularly emphasising aspects of financial development, stability and crises as well as sustainability.
You will have the opportunity to work hands-on with economic tools and techniques, including the use of our state-of the-art Business Lab. This is a real-time trading environment which provides access to sophisticated analysis tools and data on worldwide financial markets and gives you a simulated experience of working in the dynamic world of shares and trading and
In your third semester, you’ll take part in a large scale Applied Research Project. This will give you the opportunity to use your skills in a real-life setting, tailored to your individual needs and aspirations. You can choose between pursuing academic research or undertaking a consultancy-style project.
What will you gain from this degree?
apply advanced economic knowledge, tools and techniques to resolve issues in diverse situations within economies and financial systems.
synthesise and critically evaluate the conduct of key players in economies and financial systems.
demonstrate the ability to make recommendations for organisational practice based on theoretical insights.
synthesise and critically evaluate a range of advanced concepts and techniques to analyse problems in banking and finance.
develop a critical understanding of the role of the economics, banking and finance disciplines in the global context.
understand the environmental, social, governance and ethical problems that may occur in economies and financial systems and apply appropriate frameworks or professional codes to resolve such problems.
What you'll study
At NBS you can create a personalised learning experience, giving you a unique Masters degree that equips you with the skills you'll need, for the career you want. Each of the modules will be delivered over a four week period, with teaching delivered in three weeks and the fourth week left clear for assessment work. This enables you to focus on one subject at a time, whilst allowing time for preparation and assessment work.
A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research based projects.
The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.
Careers and employability
At Nottingham Business School, we’re focused on your employability from the start of your postgraduate degree. We provide you with a learning experience that integrates theory and practice.
Students will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in one of the following fields: economics, business, management, finance or another social science-related subject (containing quantitative methods at level 1 as a minimum), or a quantitatively-based subject such as science, engineering or maths.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students.
NTU’s teaching was rated Gold in the national Teaching Excellence Framework.
The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught postgraduate courses, professional courses and research degrees.
Whether you are looking to further your knowledge in a chosen subject, improve your prospects or want to change careers, NTU has the course for you. The combination of academic excellence, focused support and student experience makes them a popular choice for postgraduate students across the world.
Where you'll study
50 Shakespeare Street