Master of Science by Coursework in Financial Economics

  • 1. Candidates must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Financial Economics. Candidates must complete:

    • (a) all courses from the Schedule, and satisfy the examiners in the assignment and/or examination associated with each course;

    • (b) five electives, of which one may be an individual project. Candidates must satisfy the examiners in the assignment/examination/written report associated with each course, the list of electives to be published annually by the MFE Standing Committee before the first Monday of Hilary Term. If chosen, individual project written reports to be of not more than 10,000 words and must be submitted online, as set out in the assessment section of the programme WebLearn site. Such projects must be approved by the MFE Standing Committee;

    • (c) candidates may be required to attend an oral examination on any of the above.

  • 2. Assignments and projects must be presented not later than the time and date stipulated for each exercise; these will be published by the MFE Standing Committee before the first Monday of each term in which the assignment or project must be undertaken. Assignments, projects and practical work should be submitted online, as set out in the assessment section of the programme WebLearn site.

  • 3. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination to candidates for the Degree.

  • 4. In exceptional circumstances, a candidate wishing to take an examination later than the one to which he or she has been admitted may do so by application to the Chair of Examiners, via his or her College Senior Tutor or Tutor for Graduates.

  • 5. Candidates are permitted on only one occasion to resubmit or retake failed assessment items on any course on which they have failed to achieve the required standard.

Schedule

The following courses are required to be taken during Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. Details can be found in the course handbook:

  • (a) Corporate Finance

  • (b) Economics

  • (c) Asset Pricing

  • (d) Financial Econometrics.