Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good Honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. International applicants should also hold a minimum of 6.5 score in the IELTS test for English language.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

This course starts in January, May and September 2017.

The Finance MSc aims to provide students with specialist knowledge and skills in finance from a strategic and managerial perspective. The emphasis of the programme will be on the practical application of financial theories, concepts and principles.

Students will learn how to interpret, evaluate and communicate financial information in real business situations.

Why choose this course?

Covers traditional and modern financial theory.

Students will develop research skills in finance areas.

Students have the option of enrolling on the internship programme providing the opportunity to undertake a workplace project on behalf of an organisation.

A strong foundation in the principles and practice of finance is built from the Financial Analysis and Decision Making, Quantitative Methods, Institutional Investments and Corporate Finance modules.

International Financial Markets and Emerging Markets Finance will develop students’ understanding of financial management in an international context.

Real-time data provided by Reuters' financial database is utilised to expose students to financial practices and techniques that they will experience when working in the financial sector.

Students will have the opportunity to take specialist options in the areas of investment and risk management techniques in financial markets.

What will I learn?

This course is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments and the requirements of the profession, needs of industry and government legislation. The Finance MSc is available as both a September and January start.

Semester 1

The first semester of the degree (worth 60 credits) will involve studying the following subjects:

  • Financial Statements Analysis and Valuation;
  • Institutional Investments;
  • Corporate Finance;
  • Quantitative Methods.

Semester 2

The second semester (worth 75 credits) involves studying the following:

  • Behavioural Finance;
  • International Financial Markets;
  • Emerging Markets Finance;
  • Corporate Financial Strategy;
  • Research Methods.

Semester 3

  • Dissertation or Company Internship.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The MSc Finance programme is designed for students aspiring to careers in the financial services, corporate finance, treasury or banking sectors.

Example careers include financial planners and controllers, treasurers, stock brokers, commodities traders, cash and fund managers, insurance adjusters and other positions in banking and finance.

Successful applicants for the company internship will significantly enhance their employability skills in their chosen career path.

Work placements

As part of the Finance MSc course, students have the option of enrolling on the internship programme.

This module normally lasts between 8–12 weeks and provides students with an opportunity to undertake a workplace project on behalf of an organisation.

Coventry University Business School works closely with companies across the UK and Europe to offer a wide variety of internships.


  • Students must successfully meet the following assessment criteria:
  • Academic: successfully complete all Semester 1 modules including research methods at the first attempt;
  • CV shortlisting: submit a CV, which will be used for competitive short listing by the internship panel;
  • Presentation: prepare and successfully deliver a formal presentation;
  • Interview: interview with the university internship panel.


After completing the Internship, you are required to write an extensive report based on the managerial and educational experience derived from the internship itself and present your findings to both the employers and academic staff.

Read more information on the internship programme offered by Coventry University Business School.

Global leaders programme

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for futher details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Information for international students

To find an enquiry form for international students, visit our website.

Contact us on +44 (0) 24 7765 2152

Fees and funding

UK students
January 2017 start - £9,602 | May 2017 start - £9,602 | September 2017 start - £10,121
International students
January 2017 start - £13,678 | May 2017 start - £13,678 | September 2017 start - £14,311

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321