Masters | Postgraduate Course - Finance MSc Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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Finance MSc

Study Details

MSc Full-time 1 / 2 year(s)

Our pure Finance route gives you a more in-depth understanding of core financial concepts, theories and tools used in a wide variety of organisations worldwide. This includes financial mathematics, model building, risk management and mergers and acquisitions.

Our collection of Finance master's degrees gives you the theoretical background and practical skills for a career tackling contemporary issues in Finance. Each course has been created in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Finance (CFA), so your modules also contribute towards the institute's own qualification, which you can work to complete after graduation. Our Finance master's degrees include:

  • MSc Finance and Accounting
  • MSc Finance and Investment Banking

Your first semester develops a strong core knowledge of institutional, accounting and financial modelling frameworks. You will explore the operation of markets, their major participants and the regulatory environment, as well as building a firm understanding of corporate finance, basic accounting and financial analysis.

In your second Semester you can deepen your core knowledge of Finance, or specialise by taking an Investment Banking or Accounting route. Finally, your third semester sees you undertake a major project, applying your skills in a real-world setting, conducting independent research or gaining an international perspective by working overseas.

Why choose this course?

  • The course will give you a wide-ranging theoretical background and equip you with practical skills for active interaction in the world of finance.
  • You can add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course.
  • It is run by tutors who have both academic and practical industry experience in finance.
  • The emphasis of the course is on applying knowledge, skills and techniques to analyse the instruments, participants and markets in international finance.
  • You will also be able to specialise in an area of finance that particularly interests you.
  • There is a unique opportunity to complete a major project - either a Consultancy Experience, Internship, Business Research Project or Global Experience. The project options will enhance your CV and allow you to stand out in a very competitive job market.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, usually held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from companies such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
  • You can also build your skills and knowledge further with extracurricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, becoming a Student Ambassador.

Work Placement Opportunity

You may be able to add a years' work placement, making your master's a two year course*. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career.

Please note that the two year with work placement option is only available to September starters.

Module details

Semester One

  • Global Financial Markets
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance

Semester Two

  • Financial Modelling
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Restructuring

Semester Three

One of the following major projects:

  • Consultancy Experience Project
  • Internship Experience Project
  • Business Research Project
  • Global Experience Project

All year

  • Academic, Professional and Career Development (APCD)

Work placement

You can add a year's work placement, making your master's a two -ear course. If you undertake a placement, you must take up the Business Research Project in Semester Three.

Entry Requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
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 or vocational reference is required.
There are also English language entry requirements. Please see the full details of language requirements for Nottingham Business School and a list of all English language qualifications accepted by the University are available on our website.

Programme Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research based projects. The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.

Student Destinations

You could go into a range of finance-related areas, including central banking, corporate finance or international finance, taking on roles like financial manager, financial analyst or financial adviser.

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