Taught course

Global Finance and Investment

De Montfort University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

You should typically hold a minimum upper second class honours degree (2:1), or overseas equivalent, in an accounting, finance, banking or economics-related subject, or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing. Applicants are required to have gained an IELTS score of 6.5, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based) or a Cambridge Proficiency Certificate grade B or above. Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may arise if an applicant has gained an undergraduate degree from a UK university, or gained their undergraduate degree from a non-UK but English language medium recognised university, or completed a UK professional body programme of study (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CFA, ACT, CII, CIM).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Global Investment and Risk MSc degree programme will provide students with an understanding of domestic and global financial systems and bring together the major financial issues of investment and risk management.

You will study how risk is manifested, the role of the non-deposit financial institutions, corporate strategic investment decisions, techniques of asset and firm valuation and the nature and use of complex financial instruments.
The course is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in investment, finance and risk management, insurance or actuarial science.
Most students will take part in a placement or internship as part of the Executive In-Company Project module, although the option of a traditional dissertation is available.
There are also ways for you to tailor your university experience to your interests. You will have opportunities to get involved with a #DMUglobal experience and choose a language study option.
Reasons to study Global Investment and Risk MSc at Leicester Business School:
  • Personal leadership mentoring from leading industry figures
  • World-leading academics
  • Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle
  • Regular delivery from leading business figures
  • Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small, exceptionally talented tutor group
  • Portfolio developed in partnership with business
  • Mentoring and one-to-one academic support from leading academics, at the forefront of their fields
  • Excellent contact hours
  • Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Business and Law
+44 (0)116 250 6070