Taught course

Global Financial Trading

Coventry University London Campus · Coventry University London Campus

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

January, October

Course content


This course is aimed at students with a strong interest in financial trading in integrated financial markets. It addresses the needs of students who are looking to pursue a career in global financial trading and related fields, such as financial analysis.

You will focus on trading and the behaviour of global financial markets through the use of an on-campus simulated Trading Floor, which provides practical exposure and hands-on experience in the art of trading. This course explores the principles of equity trading and evaluation, bond trading and financial derivatives. In addition, you will gain career-ready business skills sought after by employers, including teamwork, communication, presentation and leadership skills.

Why choose this course?

By successfully completing this course you will not only gain a master's qualification, but also be prepared for the Financial Information Associate Certificate, which is recognised by the world’s leading financial information companies. You will be taught by industry-trained academics and practitioners, including some who are chartered accountants, chartered financial analysts and financial risk managers. In addition, you will also have an opportunity to gain industry experience through field trips. Previous trips have included visits to New York, the Bank of England and London Stock Exchange.


  • Ethics and Quantitative Methods
  • Understanding Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Trading Economics
  • Global Financial Markets
  • Valuation of Equity and Fixed Income
  • Stochastic Finance
  • Computational and Algorithmic Trading
  • Empirical Finance and Accounting Research Methods
  • Financial Derivatives Trading

Project options:

  • Internship
  • Consulting Project
  • Entrepreneurship Project
  • Simulation
  • Dissertation

Future prospects

“I had a fantastic experience at Coventry University London, studying with passionate and dedicated teachers, and an employability team always available to offer advice and support to help secure jobs and internships.” - Agathe Silvagni, France, Data Analyst at Bloomberg

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,500 (£10,750 from October 2017)
International students
£13,000 (£13,250 from October 2017)

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

Course contact details

Student Recruitment