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With access to the industry-standard Bloomberg trading system our MSc in Finance and Investment gives you a head start in establishing a successful career in finance.

If you are seeking to move into a career in finance, our MSc in Finance and Investment will give you the practical and academically-rigorous grounding you need. Covering everything from financial market frameworks and concepts, through to strategic decision making and risk management, you will gain a realistic insight into current practice in the finance and investment world, and be expertly equipped with a toolbox of financial techniques you can apply in your work from day one.

This course has been accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the CFA Institute under the former name of MSc Finance. We are currently working towards affiliation of the new name MSc Finance and Investment.

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert One year full-time

Module Details:

The Postgraduate Certificate is made up of three or four of the seven compulsory modules detailed below.

Compulsory modules:

  • Corporate Finance and Ethics
  • Equity, Bonds and Derivatives
  • Finance and Economics Principles
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Quantitative Research Methods

The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of the remaining compulsory modules and one additional optional module, allowing you to specialise in areas relevant to your chosen career path.

Optional modules:

  • Advanced Corporate Reporting
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Financial Institutions and Banking
  • Financial Investments in Practice.

Masters

  • Dissertation

Student Destinations

When you understand corporate finance and the world’s financial markets, you are on the road to a successful, challenging and high-flying career.

This course will equip you, not only with a sound knowledge of financial theories and methods, but with a detailed understanding of the latest financial issues and developments and how these affect the financial world today. You will gain the technical, communication, compliance and client-facing skills you need to get started in the industry, in whichever area of finance you decide to move into.

Those with qualifications in finance are in demand for positions in areas such as investment banking, corporate banking, fund management, corporate finance, risk management, consultancy, and as independent financial assistants or analysts.

Fees

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Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, Business-related subjects, Mathematics or another quantitative subject.
  • Applications are also considered from those with appropriate professional qualifications and relevant practical experience.

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