Economics and Finance PGCert

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
USD 15,444
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 20,434

Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • Normally a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is required. Work experience is useful but not essential. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications may be considered. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements then please contact us.
  • International students who need help meeting the academic entry requirements should contact our International College.

English Language Requirement:

  • In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in the written test and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
  • International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the extended masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.


Introductory modules

  • Economics and Business Finance in Context
  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Techniques and Applications

Compulsory modules

  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Financial Market Practice
  • Quantitative Techniques and Applications

Optional modules (choose two)

  • Financial Regulation: economic principles and institutional frameworks
  • Applied Econometrics and Financial Time Series Analysis
  • Emerging Financial Markets 
  • Explorations in Economic Thought

For the third option, your choice is extended to include:

  • Advanced Corporate Analysis
  • Portfolio Modelling and Dealing
  • Financial Derivatives: mathematical applications
  • Financial Engineering of Derivative Structured Products
  • International Portfolio Management
  • Interest Rate and Currency Risk Management.

In the final phase of the course, you will be required to complete a dissertation relating to financial economics. The dissertation will be between 10,000 and 15,000 words long. Your dissertation will address a financial markets problem which will require you to undertake research leading to implementable recommendations based on sound analysis and judgment.

Alternatively, you may wish to carry out a more scholarly dissertation relating to a financial markets topic of personal interest. You will receive help from your appointed dissertation supervisor who will monitor and support your progress.

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