This programme is aimed at students with a strong interest in financial trading in integrated financial markets. You will focus on trading and the behaviour of global financial markets through the use of an on campus simulated trading floor, which provides practical exposure and hands-on experience in the art of trading.

In addition, you will gain career ready business skills that are sought after by employers, including teamwork, communication, presentation and leadership skills.

This course provides students with the practical skills necessary to effectively lead in the fast-paced world of the global markets.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time; 18 months Extended Professional Practice; 2 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Module Details:

  • Ethics and Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Trading Economics
  • Global Financial Markets
  • Valuation of Securities and Equity Trading
  • Stochastic Finance
  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Empirical Finance and Accounting Research Methods
  • Financial Derivatives Trading: Options, Futures and Swaps
  • Final Term Project Options (without Extended Professional Practice)
  • Extended Professional Practice

Programme Funding

Funding opportunities including scholarships available 

Student Destinations

This course will help you to become a smart and agile trader, able to make fast decisions leading to well-informed and well-executed trades which adhere to the relevant ethical and regulatory frameworks.

You will graduate with a set of highly practical and well-applied skills which are in great demand within the global financial markets. You will demonstrate well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and effective research and communication skills.

You’ll be well-versed in the principles of equity trading and evaluation, bond trading, and financial derivatives, with a good understanding of the economic, financial, social and technological contexts of trading. Successfully completing this course means you’ll have unrivalled competitive advantage in the global finance employment market.


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Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

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