Our MSc Finance degree provides you with an in-depth understanding of core financial concepts, theories and tools used in a wide variety of organisations worldwide. It’s designed for ambitious individuals with quantitative abilities but not necessarily a finance related degree who are seeking a career in finance.

Throughout the course you will immerse yourself in financial mathematics, model building, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. You will apply knowledge, tools and techniques to resolve issues in new and diverse situations within the finance disciplines, evaluate the rigour and validity of published research, and assess its relevance to the practice of finance.

In your third semester, you’ll choose an experiential project. With the opportunity to use your skills in a real-world setting, you can choose from completing a consultancy experience project, an internship experience project, a business research project or a global experience project.

Created in collaboration with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), our modules are closely aligned with the institution’s own qualifications, which you can work towards upon completion of your degree.

Study Details:

MSc 1 or 2 years full-time

Module Details:

Semester One

  • Global Financial Markets (20 credits)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (20 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (20 credits)

Semester Two

  • Financial Modelling (20 credits)
  • Risk Management (20 credits)
  • Corporate Restructuring (20 credits)

Semester Three

In your final semester you will take on a major project, giving you a fantastic opportunity to use the theories and knowledge you’ve gained to produce a challenging, meaningful piece of work. Projects include:

  • Consultancy Experience Project (40 credits)
  • Internship Experience Project (40 credits)
  • Business Research Project (40 credits)

Ongoing Learning

  • Transformational Leadership Development (10 credits)
  • Research Methods for Finance and Accounting (10 credits)
  • Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience (2 year course only)

*Please note that placements are not available for students starting in January*

Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

At Nottingham Business School, we’re focused on your employability from the start of your postgraduate degree. We provide you with a learning experience that integrates theory and practice.

Graduates from this course have gone onto roles within the public, private and third sector, undertaking positions such as:

  • Finance Executive
  • Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Direct Tax Accountant


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Entry Requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) containing some evidence of quantitative ability.
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic reference is required.

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