Taught course

Behavioural Finance

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Economics
Qualifications
MScCFA

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in any subject, provided the degree contains good levels of study of Mathematics and Statistics. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Finance.

Students from less quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Accounting, Management and Politics, are welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees.

Other routes

Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Finance and Economics. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MSc Behavioural Finance and MSc Behavioural Finance (CFA Pathway).

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

English Language - Students whose first degree is not taught in an English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language proficiency. 6.5 IELTS overall and 6.0 in Writing or equivalent is the minimum required. Click here for further information.

Other aspects of your application - All aspects of your application will be taken into consideration so our decision to make you an offer is not exclusively based on the criteria above.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

School of Economics and Finance (SEF):

  • 10th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • Close proximity to London’s financial districts (City of London and Canary Wharf)
  • Self-contained campus with on-site accommodation
  • State-of-the-art building
  • Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals

Behavioural Finance MSc

  • Comprehensive training in finance
  • Special focus on behavioural economics (eg bounded rationality, overconfidence, 'nudging' people towards better decisions) and behavioural finance (eg mistakes in saving and investment, excess volume of trade, bubbles, predictability of financial markets)
  • Created in response to the popularity of behavioural economics and finance (eg Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002, 2013, and 2017 for work in these areas)
  • Optional, ungraded modules eg C++, Python, Matlab, financial trading on Bloomberg and other trading-room systems, technical analysis
  • Small number of students (10-25)
  • CFA pathway available which provides intensive preparation for CFA Level 1 exam
  • Compare with other MSc courses in SEF

Structure

  • Optional pre-semester modules in maths and statistics
  • Six compulsory taught modules

Choose Between

  • Three elective modules
  • Dissertation (7,000 words)

OR

  • Five elective modules
  • Research Project (2,500 words)

Assessment

  • 75% Modules
  • 25% Dissertation

Career Paths

  • Wide range of careers in financial sector, especially in risk management and regulation in commercial banks, investment banks, and supervisory financial institutions (e.g. central banks)
  • Our dedicated careers team offers students one-on-one appointments, support with job applications, practice interviews, information about internship opportunities, and employability events.

Programme changes for 2020

At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages.

Please note that the modules listed are for students starting the programme in September 2020. There may be some variation in module choices for students joining the accelerated 9 month programme; these will be available very soon.

Information for international students

Find out more information www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/

Fees and funding

UK students
13350/ 14350(CFA)
International students
21000/ 22000(CFA)

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • CFA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25

Course contact details

Name
School of Economics and Finance
Email
pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8848