You will be able to access the knowledge of our advanced specialist research units, including the Centre for Advanced Study in Finance, the International Banking Institute and the Credit Management Research Centre.Throughout the year you’ll study a set of core modules that develop your understanding of economics and finance.
This course provides an opportunity to combine an understanding of sophisticated economic theory with advanced finance concepts.
You’ll look at micro and macroeconomics and the methodology of econometric research, whilst acquiring a solid grounding in corporate finance and the financial economics tools commonly used in financial services, quantitative investment analysis and research.
You could explore different areas of economics such as the economics of globalisation, or concentrate on financial topics such as corporate governance or financial derivatives.
These different elements of your learning will give you in-depth knowledge of specific topics alongside your broader grounding in economics and finance.
Commentary and coverage in the media has highlighted the need for more philosophical discussion about how best to approach economics.
Leeds University Business School has been recognised in The Economist as one of the few universities in the UK offering a 'model' for this approach.
These will include lectures, seminars, workshops, online learning and tutorials.
Independent study is also vital for this course allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.
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We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.