Entry requirements

A 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management), 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 taken in to consideration. Whilst work experience is desirable, it is not essential.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The degree focuses on the operation of financial markets and the strategic management of financial entities. Students will gain practical insight and skills in a range of financial and strategic management topics in financial services and markets. Students will develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors. Case studies and contemporary issues figure prominently in the programme.
organisations and people; management research; global financial markets; portfolio management; international financial management. Optional modules (choose 3 but must include strategic management or marketing financial services or both. Islamic finance is a pre-requisite for Islamic banking): strategic management; marketing financial services; Islamic finance; financial modelling; financial institutions strategic management; financial crises and bank regulation; contemporary issues in management; Islamic banking.
Part 1: is taught. Part 2 consists of a supervised dissertation of around 10,000 words.

Information for international students

If your native language is not English - IELTS 6.0 (with no individual score lower than 5.5) / internet-based TOEFL: 75 (with no individual score lower than 16) is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Debbie Pritchard
+44 (0) 1248 383023