Masters | Postgraduate Course - Financial Analysis and Fund Management MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £14,500 full-time* International: £26,200 full-time* *These fees include registration and enrolment fees for two exams of the CFA® professional qualification and core textbooks for the CFA® syllabus. Students who do not wish to undertake the CFA® professional qualification should contact the school for the latest fee information.
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Financial Analysis and Fund Management MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

Our flagship finance Masters is ideal for anyone wishing to study advanced financial theory and to acquire expertise in investment analysis. You will be both supported and challenged with an academically rigorous curriculum to ensure you gain the skills demanded by global organisations.

This Programme is one of a limited number of programmes globally which has been awarded CFA® ‘University Affiliation Program’ Status. You therefore have the opportunity to study for both Level I and II of the CFA® examinations whilst you study, meaning you could work towards a second qualification in addition to your MSc.

To help you prepare for this challenging course, there is a three-week induction specifically for Financial Analysis and Fund Management students beginning in September. This includes an Introduction to several of the subject areas covered in the programme, and particularly accounting.

Module details

Compulsory modules

Students will be given the option to take either BEFM020 Dissertation or BEFM104 FAFM Applied Project during Term 3

  • BEAM046 Financial Modelling Term 1 15
  • BEAM072 Principles of Finance Term 1 15
  • BEFM011 Financial Statement Analysis Term 1 15
  • BEFM010 Investment Research Methods 1 Term 1 15
  • BEFM017 Credit Instruments and Derivatives Term 2 15
  • BEFM016 Equity Valuation Models and Issues Term 2 15
  • BEFM014 Investment Research Methods 2 Term 2 15
  • BEFM015 Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation Term 2 15
  • BEAM054 Alternative Investments Term 2 15
  • BEFM020 Dissertation Term 3 OR 45
  • BEFM104 Applied Dissertation Term 3 45
  • BEFM901 Finance and Banking Career Management Term 1 - Non-credit bearing careers module 0

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 or above with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics, Maths, Business or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/ quantitative* and accounting** ability 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.

This programme is an intensive 12 month programme and gives students the opportunity to study for the CFA(r) Level I and Level II exams at the same time as the MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management.

Programme Funding

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

Student Destinations

After obtaining your MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management you will be able to look at these two main areas for roles and careers you may want to pursue: Investment Banking and Financial Services.