MSc Economics / MSc Finance and Econometrics
The 2016-17 first semester commences in the week beginning Monday 19th September 2016 for students joining MSc Economics and MSc Finance and Econometrics programmes.
MSc Mathematical Finance students please refer to your induction timetable here.
On Monday 19th September there will be an introductory talk from the Research and Joint Programme Manager, Nick Owen, from 12-1pm in David Sizer LT, Bancroft Building. The talk will cover information regarding the pre-sessional programme, module registration, the School handbook and facilities available to students. Lunch will be provided.
Pre-sessional Maths and Statistic classes begin on Tuesday 20th September (see schedule below). There is no examination at the end of this period, however students are expected to attend, as it will provide valuable background to the programme of study.
The enrolment period will take place on Wednesday 21st September from 3:30pm – 5:30pm in the Octagon, Queens’ Building. Please remember to pre-enrol, and refer to enrolment guidelines available on the University website. Remember to bring all necessary documents for enrolment, for full details on the enrolment process please visit the University’s induction webpage.
On the afternoon of Friday 23rd September there will be a Programme Welcome talk, where your programme director and module organisers will introduce themselves and discuss the structure of the course. It is important that you attend this session, it takes place from 2pm– 3pm (please see the table below for details).
The International Student Welcome Programme is run centrally by Queen Mary in Week 0. A full schedule can be found at the above link in due course.
Directions to the campus and a map are available here.
Timetable of Induction and Pre-sessional Classes
|Monday 19th Sept||12:00–13:00||
||David Sizer LT, Bancroft Building|
|Tuesday 20th Sept||12.00–15.00||Pre-sessional Class 1 - Calculus||David Sizer LT, Bancroft Building|
|Wednesday 21st Sept||10.00-11.00||Careers talk (1 of 3)||Skeel LT, Peoples Palace|
|Thursday 22nd Sept||10.00-13.00||Pre-sessional Class 2 - Matrix Algebra (1 of 2)||David Sizer LT, Bancroft Building|
|13.00-14.00||Careers talk (2 of 3)||Skeel LT, Peoples Palace|
|Friday 23rd Sept||10.00-13.00||Pre-sessional Class 3 - Matrix Algebra (2 of 2)||David Sizer LT, Bancroft Building|
|14.00-15.00||MSc Programme Welcome Talk||David Sizer LT, Bancroft Building|
|17.15-19.00||SEF MSc Social Event||1.13, Bancroft Building|
|Monday 26th Sept||09.00–10.00||Careers talk (3 of 3)||Arts Lecture Theatre, Arts One|
|Tuesday 27th Sept||09.00–12.00||Pre-sessional Class 4 - Statistics (1 of 2)||3.24, Engineering|
|Wednesday 28th Sept||10.00-11.00||Excel classes (1 of 3)||1.15a, Bancroft Building|
|14.00-16.00||Pre-sessional Class 5 - Statistics (2 of 2), Hamiltonians||2.40, Bancroft Building|
|Thursday 29th Sept||10.00-12.00||Excel classes (2 of 3)||1.15a, Bancroft Building|
|14.00-16.00||Pre-sessional Class 6 - Hamiltonians (2 of 2)||3.24, Engineering|
|Friday 30th Sept||10.00–12.00||Excel classes (3 of 3)||1.23, Bancroft Building|
Pre-sessional 1: Calculus
The difference quotient
Increasing and decreasing functions
2nd and 3rd derivative
Points of inflection
Pre-sessional 2: Matrix Algebra
Rank of a matrix
Determinant of a matrix
Diagonalisation and spectral decomposition
Trace of a matrix
Pre-sessional 3: Statistics
Probability and Distribution theory
Cumulative distribution function
Pre-sessional 4: Hamiltonians
Pre-sessional reference materials:
G. Renshaw, Maths for Economics, Oxford (2012).
William H. Greene, Econometric Analysis, Pearson Higher Ed, 2011
Appendices A and B.
Dixit, Avinash K. 1990. Optimization in Economic Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2 ed.
Pre-sessional classes will be taught by Dr. Leon Vinokur (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students should chose their optional modules via MySIS, further information will be given at the introductory talk on Monday 19th September. Module selection can be a complicated process due to the variety of options available and the rules governing the general programme structure. Choices will then be approved by your academic advisor. You can find a description of optional modules online.
Semester A Modules
MSc modules in the School of Economics and Finance (SEF) begin from Monday 3rd October 2016 (Week 2). The teaching timetable 2016-17 will be made available to you following enrolment in induction week. An electronic version of the timetable will be available to you through QMplus in the MyTimetable application once the module registration process is complete.
SEF’s dedicated Career Consultant, will run a session to let you know about the special events, workshops, help and support available for your career planning. These sessions are included in the pre sessional timetable.
There are special Microsoft Excel sessions that will be conducted. These sessions will give you some insight of how to use macro and formulae for academic purpose. However due to limited space these will run as first come first serve basis. Initial session will run in the morning and repeat session post lunch period. See pre sessional timetable. Below for date and time.
From the beginning of term the Library will be running a three-week programme of tours and drop-in sessions. The tours are an opportunity to find out more about the wide variety of resources available as well as the different types of study spaces that you can use.
The Mile End Library tours will run every 30 minutes. There is no need to sign up, just meet staff in the Help Zone to join in.
Library tours will be running from Saturday 19th September – Friday 2nd October between 9 -5. Tours run every half an hour, on the hour and at half past the hour.
For more information on the library and its services please see the following link:
Week 0 and 1 Students have pre-sessionals (W/C 19th September)
Week 2 – Teaching begins (W/C 3rd October)
Week 7 reading week – no teaching (W/C 7th November)
Week 12 – Final week (W/C 12TH December)
Week 1 Introductory lectures (W/C 9th January)
Week 2 first full lecture (W/C 16th January)
Week 7 Reading week – no teaching (W/C 20th February)
Week 12 Final week (W/C 27th March)
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the School:
Research and Joint Programme Manager
T: 020 7882 7298