2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in business, accounting, maths, physics, engineering, computing, economics or a minor in finance. 2:1 grades are required in quantitative modules.
Months of entry
Our MSc Finance and Investment programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to pursue a career in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations.
Studying investments raises some interesting issues, such as; why do companies trade so much? Is the best investment strategy to simply track the stock market index? How should risk be measured? How should assets be priced?
Our master’s in Finance and Investment will provide you with tools to evaluate issues facing financial market participants and to improve the practice of investment and risk management. It focuses on both the trading and portfolio management sides of finance and has a substantial focus on investment within core modules, including portfolio management, financial trading and global investment analysis. These draw on the cutting-edge research expertise of our School staff.
You will be taught by internationally renowned academics who are able to bring fresh insights into their teaching; both from their research, and their advisory roles on government policy and in industry. Research strengths include Corporate Finance, Accounting, Financial Markets and Corporate Governance. Teaching is academically rigorous and strong emphasis is placed on practical relevance. MSc Finance and Investment shares a common taught first semester with MSc Finance and MSc Finance & Investment before specializing in Corporate Finance in semesters two and three.
MSc Finance and Investment is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); the world's largest body of management accountants. It offers at least 6 exemptions from CIMA's professional examinations. This is strong recognition of the professional relevance of this programme for students wishing to work in the Finance function of a business or multinational organisation.
Our Trading Room, which incorporates Thomson- Reuters Eikon financial trading software, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions, enabling you to practically apply concepts you have learned during the programme. Currently students have access to the Trading Room in the evenings and at weekends. Students can work independently towards a certificate of competency in EIKON which is awarded by Thomson-Reuters.
Who should study this programme?
Our MSc Finance and Investment programme is ideal for graduates with ambitions to work in investment management, investment banking and related sectors. You learn about trading, portfolio management and global investment analysis and have exposure to key financial trading software throughout the course.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
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