Taught course

International Finance and Investment

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant discipline, such as accounting, finance, mathematics or engineering, or a discipline with a quantitative element.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have a passion for mathematics and quantitative finance, and want to use it to build a lucrative career within financial research, then this is the ideal course for you.

Building on your undergraduate studies in a quantitative subject such as economics, accounting or engineering, this course provides a research-orientated approach to finance and investment. You will delve into specialist areas such as econometrics & forecasting, financial markets & institutions, and investments & risk management, and develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

You will make extensive use of our Bloomberg trading suite, where our Bloomberg terminals will give you invaluable access to live data from financial markets across the globe. You’ll use this, combined with our advance econometric packages, to build advance econometric models for the purposes of forecasting, developing trading strategies and examining policy implications for financial markets.

The course is regularly refreshed to keep pace with advances in the financial sector, and is benchmarked against the syllabus of the CFA Institute.

The knowledge and experience you gain on this course will allow you to forge a successful research career. You can either progress within academia by continuing onto a PhD, or seek a position within the international financial sector as quantitative research analyst, where they are in high demand.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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