Taught course

Finance and Investment

Institution
Brunel University, London · Department of Economics and Finance
Qualifications
MScMSc with Prof Practice

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Entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree (or equivalent internationally recognised qualification) in Economics, Finance, Accounting and Finance, Mathematics, Engineering or Scientific subjects with some study of corporate finance, international finance and securities.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 in a business subject including accountancy should demonstrate some exposure to corporate finance, financial engineering or securities analysis, and mathematics, statistics or operations research.
  • Applicants with relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 degree not in the specified subject area, but with a statistical background or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Brunel Finance and Investment MSc gives graduates the advanced knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in financial management, with a focus on investment analysis and portfolio management.

In addition to core subjects including financial theory, financial markets and corporate finance, you’ll examine in detail financial modelling, investment strategies, performance evaluation, risk assessment, investment valuation and asset pricing.

Further, you’ll develop your quantitative and problem-solving skills and ability to critically evaluate and deliver midterm and long-term strategic solutions.

Throughout the course you’ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Fitch, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Thomson One Banker.

We hold regular training sessions with Bloomberg, which will enhance your research and give you a taste of a real-world working environment.

You can choose to study one year full-time, two years full-time with a year's work placement or 16 months full-time with a 6-12 week work placement.

While you study for your Finance and Investment MSc you can take advantage of the opportunity to follow the CFA Program (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and gain the skills required to complete the Level I CFA Program exam. The CFA Program has become the most respected and recognised professional qualification in finance in the world. Find out more on our Level I CFA® Program Pathway page.

This programme is also accredited by CIMA offering exemptions to some of their professional papers depending on your module choices.

As global capital and money markets grow, so does the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in finance and investment. Your Brunel Masters will give you that and make you a sought-after job candidate to employers across the industry.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,070
International students
£18,410

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Prof Practice
    full time
    16-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599