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Economics and Finance MSc - 2022/3

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Economics and Finance

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Economics and Finance
PGCert Economics and Finance

Professional recognition

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PLC61015 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PLC61016 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

100450, 100107

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Economics

Programme Leader

MANDILARAS Alexandros (Economics)

Date of production/revision of spec

25/11/2022

Educational aims of the programme

  • Enhance student employability, resilience and resourcefulness, global and cultural capabilities, sustainability awareness, and digital capabilities (the five pillars of the University of Surrey's Curriculum Framework) through a range of appropriate, contemporary, and engaging pedagogical methods
  • Engage the whole learner with a transformative curriculum that promotes advanced knowledge and offers ample opportunity to do, create, develop, and self-reflect
  • Develop an appreciation of economics and finance, both as close intellectual disciplines and as important contributors to an understanding of the world in ways which are of practical significance
  • Facilitate effective learning and communication within an open, scholarly environment by fostering knowledge discovery and the creation of personal meaning
  • Promote the capacity for independent study through the completion of an MSc dissertation in an area of economics and/or finance
  • Prepare students for a range of careers in which advanced analysis in economics and finance, independent thought, as well as the qualities developed through the application of the curriculum framework, can contribute to self-fulfilment and/or an improvement in social and economic welfare
  • Enable better performing students completing the programme to progress to postgraduate research in economics and/or finance

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Comprehend published economic research papers and integrate the implications of published research in own studies C PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate high-level problem-solving skills P PGDip, MSc
Communicate the results of independent research in the form of a dissertation P MSc
Display general skills, such as literacy, numerical, IT and computing skills T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Exhibit interpersonal skills, such as communication skills T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate a systematic understanding of fundamental elements in economics and finance K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Show a critical awareness of current and advanced problems and the methodologies that are most common in economics and finance K PGDip, MSc
Evaluate critically the complex interrelationships between economics and finance C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Evidence understanding of different methodologies used in economics and finance and an ability to choose amongst these C PGDip, MSc
Combine relevant theory and analytical techniques with insightful data analysis to produce convincing explanations of economic and finance phenomena C MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Students must complete all four Semester 1 modules and four Semester 2 modules, two modules from each School.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.