MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance

MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance

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Program Duration

10 Months

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Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 0 - 400 EUR

Comment:

Merit-based scholarships from the University of Luxembourg and from the from the Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL) (up to 1050€ / month). 

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance is a one-year programme that exposes highly talented students to fundamental research methods in the fields of Economics and Finance. The programme prepares for careers in academia, public institutions, and upscale jobs in the industry. For its best graduates it is a premier route for admission into Doctoral School in Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg.

Description

The MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance offers advanced courses that familiarize students with fundamental research methods in the fields of Economics and Finance. The master’s thesis documents the application of these methods in an original research project. A broad array of electives allows for a specialization in Economics or Finance. Throughout this demanding academic year, students benefit from the diverse research interests of the faculty and a highly international student body. They gain insights about the activities of research-related jobs within and outside of academia.

Curriculum

The MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance is taught across two semesters. The curriculum is designed around the principal pillars of both disciplines: mathematics and statistics, econometrics, macro- and microeconomics, financial theory, general equilibrium theory, and empirical analysis. In addition, students can choose from a number of optional courses, covering different areas of applied theory and policy.

In their final semester, students complete a master’s thesis. Topics for the master’s thesis are coordinated together with the programme director and thesis supervisor. Close ties to the University’s Economics and Finance research departments ensure individual supervision by faculty members. The thesis project concludes with a public defense.

Learning outcomes

  • Ability to pursue a PhD in Economics or Finance
  • Methods and tools to analyse economic phenomena in a complex, data-driven world
  • Skills to provide evidence-based, scientific policy advice
  • Critical thinking, ability to carry out independent research and to communicate its findings
  • Exposure to the research environment provided by the Economics and Finance departments of the University of Luxembourg

Programme brochure

You can download the Programme here : MScQEF Programme

5 reasons to study quantitative economics and finance in Luxembourg

  • Get to know the research frontier in Economics and Finance
  • Strong links to research carried out at the Economics and Finance departments of the University of Luxembourg
  • Curriculum meets highest international standards of first year - doctoral studies
  • Gain knowledge and skills for a career in academia, public institutions, or the industry
  • Study in one of Europe’s leading financial centres

Careers

The MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance is equivalent to the first year of doctoral education. Its graduates are eligible for the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance (DSEF) of the University of Luxembourg.

Graduates from the MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance will also find employment in Luxembourg’s dynamic and international job market. They are especially qualified for jobs with central banks, private banks, insurance companies, administrations, European and national institutions, or statistical services.

Work visas

Non-EU/EEA students having completed their master’s degree at the University of Luxembourg are eligible to apply for a Luxembourg work permit with a duration of up to four years, beginning immediately after completion of their studies.

Admissions

Students applying for the one-year Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance need to have successfully completed four years of university studies (240 ECTS), usually a Bachelor degree and one-year Master in Economics, Finance, Business, Management, Mathematics, or a related discipline.

The MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance is taught in English.

For further details about applying, visit the Applications page.

Application deadlines: 

11 May 2020 for non-EU applicants

7 August 2020 for EU citizens

For more information or further questions, please contact: fdef.communication@uni.lu

Fees and funding

The programme levies an administrative fee of €200 per semester.

The Luxembourg Bankers’ Association "Fondation pour l’éducation financière” and the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offer a scholarship for the most promising students applying for the Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance.

The ABBL scholarship will be divided into awards to up to nine (9) successful candidates:

-           Three (3) full time scholarships (1.050€ per month during twelve (12) months)

-           Six (6) half-time scholarships (525€ per month for twelve (12) months).

Luxembourg nationals and non-nationals who have lived in the country for more than five years/are children of parents employed in Luxembourg may be eligible to apply for CEDIES, financial assistance provided by the Luxembourg government.

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Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

10 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 0 - 400 EUR

Comment:

Merit-based scholarships from the University of Luxembourg and from the from the Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL) (up to 1050€ / month). 

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