Entry requirements

A 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. economics, finance, accounting or management from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution is required. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification and relevant practical experience may also be accepted. In general, however, applicants are judged on their individual merits and age, work experience and other factors are also considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Part 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 120 credits. All taught modules carry a credit weighting of 15 credits. Compulsory modules: Research Methods, International Financial Markets, Financial Modelling,
Financial Engineering, Financial Econometrics,
Financial Crises and Bank Regulation, Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management.
Optional module (choose 1): Corporate Risk Management,
Islamic Finance, International Financial Management,
Financial Institutions Strategic Management, Financial Analysis.
Part 2 consists of either a supervised Dissertation of around 10,000 words, or a structured Advanced Taught Programme of Summer Study that is specific to your chosen degree.

Information for international students

If your native language is not English, you must provide satisfactory evidence that you have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English. IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) and Internet-based TOEFL test scores of no less than 75 is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment17
Dissertation33 (8000 words)

Course contact details

Debbie Pritchard
+44 (0) 1248 383023