Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution, Some level of previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred. References: Applicants will need to submit two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference. English Requirements: If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test, If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements. IELTS: The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing. Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014. CFA Claritas Investment Certificate: Covers the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry, Highly recommended, particularly for students from a non finance background. GMAT: Highly recommended, A well-balanced score in the range of 600-800 will significantly strengthen your application Work Experience: Work experience is not a requirement, but please provide details of relevant experience that might enhance your profile. This information will be included in your CV which is required with all applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Investment Management is founded on three principles: academic rigor, relevant knowledge and an international orientation.
You will acquire a sound knowledge of the theoretical foundations that underpin modern investment and risk management techniques. These principles are applied in practice via case studies and the use of online databases such as Bloomberg and simulators. The practical aspect is delivered with extensive input from City of London institutions. Many leading practitioners teach on the course, providing a vital link between theory and practice.
The MSc in Investment Management is a demanding course. During the course you will cover the traditional syllabus of a general Masters degree in finance and develop extensive expertise in a range of specialised areas such as the management of equity and bond portfolios; trading techniques; asset-liability management; risk management; alternative investments; venture capital and management of foreign exchange.
An advisory panel of senior practitioners ensures that the course remains at the forefront of developments within financial markets and reflects topical and technical developments in the marketplace.
The course is a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) Programme Partner and is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association (CAIA). Please see the Accreditations tab for more information on how you can benefit from these partnerships.

Information for international students

Those without English as a first language will be asked to provide further evidence of English language competence, such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or TOEFL. A minimum score of 7 in IELTS, 600 in TOEFL (250 computer-based) is required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees: £25,000
Deposit: £2,000 (paid within 1 month of receiving offer)
First instalment: Half fees less deposit (paid at registration)
Second instalment: Half fees (paid in January following start of programme)

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
9-12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation20 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
cass-masters@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7040 8680
Fax
+44 (0) 20 7040 8685