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Graduate Admissions

The MPhil in Finance and Economics is a one-year master's degree that runs from mid-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:

  1. acquired advanced technical training in microeconomics,  and econometrics;
  2. acquired, a solid grounding in the principles and practice of financial markets and developed the understanding of the tools necessary to make good financial decisions.
  3. begun to acquire independent research skills and experience of putting them into practice;
  4. acquired experience and guidance in formulating a realistic research topic and prepared written work to a strict timetable; and
  5. 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 designed for students who wish to continue to the PhD programme.  However, if a student is determined enough to continue their studies at the PhD level, there may be some leeway to transfer to the MPhil in Economics Research within the first two weeks of commencement of the course. 


Open Days

The University of Cambridge will be hosting its Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 1 November 2019. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

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Key Information


11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Economics

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 31, 2020
Course Starts
Sept. 15, 2020

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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