Masters | Postgraduate Course - Finance and Investment MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

Postgraduate Admissions
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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £14,500 full-time International: £23,700 full-time
Start Month(s)
September
Contact Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Finance and Investment MSc

Study Details

MSC 1 year or 9 months full-time

This programme is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in investment analysis or portfolio management. Established in 1973, this was the very first Masters degree in finance in the UK and over the past 40 years has gained an international reputation for providing excellent training and academic knowledge.

The programme has been accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) since 2008 and we are proud to also be a CISI Centre of Excellence. This means you have the opportunity to work towards a qualification from the CISI in addition to your MSc. 

Your employability is a main focus for us so we include a range of additional activities to help to develop your transferable skills including:

  • A non-assessed intensive financial database training course delivered by the data specialists from well-known financial data providers such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Bureau Van Dijk, the Standard, and Poor’s Global Market Intelligence
  • Intensive company analysis workshop run by a practitioner to help develop practical investment understanding, augment presentation skills and provide an insight into current real world information sources and techniques

This programme is designed to be flexible and is offered in either a nine or 12-month format:

The 9-month programme comprises 12 taught modules, five of which are compulsory modules that are taken in term one, and seven of which are selected from optional modules, and are taken during terms two and three.

The 12-month programme comprises nine taught modules, six of which are compulsory modules that are taken during terms one and two, and three of which are selected from optional modules, and are taken during terms two and three. Students also undertake a dissertation in term three.

Module details

The 9-month programme

Compulsory modules

  • BEAM031 Financial Instruments 15
  • BEAM046 Financial Modelling 15
  • BEAM072 Principles of Finance 15
  • BEAM032 Investment Analysis 1 15
  • BEFM010 Investment Research Methods 1 15

Optional modules
You will choose options totalling 105 credits from a regularly updated selection.

  • BEAM050 Advanced Corporate Finance 15
  • BEAM033 Banking and Financial Services 15
  • BEAM035 Derivatives Pricing 15
  • BEAM036 Domestic and International Portfolio Management 15
  • BEAM042 International Financial Management 15
  • BEAM038 Investment Analysis 2 15
  • BEAM029 Topics in Financial Economics 15
  • BEAM052 Corporate Governance and Finance 15
  • BEAM053 Mergers, Management Buyouts and Other Corporate Reorganisations 15
  • BEAM054 Alternative Investments 15
  • BEEM103 Optimization Techniques for Economists 15
  • BEEM011 Applied Econometrics 1 15
  • BEEM100 Macroeconomics 15
  • BEEM101 Microeconomics 15
  • BEEM119 Economics of Banking 15
  • BEEM015 Industrial Economics and Strategy 15
  • BEEM117 Economics of Corporate Finance 15
  • BEAM058 Comparative Taxation 15
  • BEAM051 Principles of International Taxation 15
  • BEAM061 Advanced International Taxation 15
  • BEAM065 Bank Management 15

The 12-month programme

Compulsory modules

  • BEAM031 Financial Instruments 15
  • BEAM046 Financial Modelling 15
  • BEAM072 Principles of Finance 15
  • BEAM032 Investment Analysis 1 15
  • BEFM010 Investment Research Methods 1 15
  • BEAM038 Investment Analysis 2 15
  • BEAM006 Investment Analysis Dissertation or BEFM020 45
  • BEFM020 Dissertation or BEAM006 45

Optional modules
 
45 credits from:

  • BEAM050 Advanced Corporate Finance 15
  • BEAM033 Banking and Financial Services 15
  • BEAM035 Derivatives Pricing 15
  • BEAM036 Domestic and International Portfolio Management 15
  • BEAM042 International Financial Management 15
  • BEAM029 Topics in Financial Economics 15
  • BEAM052 Corporate Finance and Governance 15
  • BEAM053 Mergers, Management Buyouts and Other Corporate Reorganizations 15
  • BEAM054 Alternative Investments 15
  • BEEM103 Optimization Techniques for Economists 15
  • BEEM011 Applied Econometrics 1 15
  • BEEM100 Macroeconomics 15
  • BEEM101 Microeconomics 15
  • BEEM119 Economics of Banking 15
  • BEEM015 Industrial Economics and Strategy 15
  • BEEM117 Economics of Corporate Finance 15
  • BEAM058 Comparative Taxation 15
  • BEAM051 Principles of International Taxation 15
  • BEAM061 Advanced International Taxation 15
  • BEAM065 Bank Management 15

Entry Requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative* ability and accounting** is essential. The majority of our candidates will be expecting a First or 2:1 degree, however, we do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Our Masters programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in Finance & Investment enables you to develop the professional and financial skills and subject expertise that makes you a valuable asset from day 1 of your career.