Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good first degree of 2(ii) or higher or equivalent from a university or another approved degree-awarding body. Non-graduate qualifications deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission may also be considered. Work experience is desirable.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course offers students a sound knowledge of the theoretical foundations that underpin modern investment and risk management techniques, and prepares them for entry into the fast-growing investment management industry. The programme aims to cover the traditional syllabus of a Masters degree in finance whilst providing students with advanced level management and business training in specialised areas of investment, such as the management of equity and bond portfolios; trading techniques; risk management; management of foreign exchange and derivative securities and emerging markets investment. Part 1 compulsory modules: current issues in international finance; international financial markets; research methods; financial modelling; investment strategy and portfolio management; financial analysis. Optional modules (choose 2): international financial management; financial econometrics; financial engineering; behavioural finance; financial stability. 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. We require an IELTS of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Debbie Pritchard
Email
business.pg@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1248 383023