Entry requirements

A good quality honours degree or equivalent. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

English as a foreign language: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content


This master’s course has been designed to teach the syllabuses of the CFA or FRM exams at Level I and II, offering excellent preparation for an international career in finance, banking or risk management.

This course integrates both the CFA and FRM exam curricula into a single master’s programme, specialising in traditional financial analysis, alternative investment or financial risk-management. This programme is highly professionally relevant, producing well-equipped, career-ready graduates.

Studying full- or part-time, you’ll cover the majority of the curriculum required to pass the rigorous professional finance exams which are most in demand from global financial institutions – namely certification with the CFA Institute or the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). If you wish to sit for these qualifications on graduation, you’ll need to register and complete the final exams with the relevant professional bodies.


This is a challenging, intensive and fast-paced course which demands a great deal from its students. It simulates the operational environment of the finance sector, helping you to build the skills you need to work strategically within it.

The MSc Global Finance course offers the opportunity to develop the knowledge required for entry-level positions with leading global banks and financial services and investment firms. Whether you’ve just completed your undergraduate studies or have been working for some time, it will prepare you to sit for CFA or FRM certification – both of which are recognised as gold standards in professional finance.

The course is taught by highly qualified tutors who have solid career experience in banking, asset management and portfolio management, and who maintain strong connections with industry and with the professional associations. Your learning will be very much practical and applied, with the opportunity to meet with industry through networking, guest lectures, field trips and either an internship with an employer or a consultancy project with a real client.


Modules you will be able to study include:

  • Global Financial Market
  • Ethics and Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Understanding Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Trading Economics
  • Valuation of Equity and Fixed Income
  • Portfolio Management
  • Empirical Finance and Accounting Research Method
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise Skills
  • Electives (choose two only)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk Analysis and Financial Modelling
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Fixed Income, Derivatives and Alternative Investment

The final term project options include the following:

  • Internship
  • Consulting Project
  • Financial Simulation
  • Dissertation

Information for international students

International Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarship opportunities

Coventry University London is delighted to have recently launched a number of scholarships to UK and International students. You can find out more about our Scholarships by viewing our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321