Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary.

Degree and/or experience:
Normally a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is required. Work experience is useful but not essential. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications may be considered. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements then please contact us.

For non-native speakers of English:
In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will prepare you for success in one of the most dynamic areas of finance. You will develop the intellectual and practical skills required for a career in investment, trading, financial analysis, fund management, banking, financial services or financial consultancy.

Brighton is one of only a handful of universities in the UK to have a trading room that simulates a real trading environment. Streaming up-to-the-minute data from Reuters, the trading room uses state-of-the-art commercial software to provide the best possible learning environment. It provides a hands-on opportunity for students to react instantly to live news feeds and gain the skills required to work productively in the financial services industry.

The course equips you with a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of economics, finance and investment. It develops analytical capabilities and awareness of professional best practice.

By the end of the course, you will have the skills necessary to use advanced tools and quantitative techniques to appraise financial opportunities.

Specialist options and the dissertation provide opportunities to tailor your studies to your individual interests and your chosen career path.

Information for international students

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.

We can help you meet our academic entry requirements. For help meeting academic entry requirements contact our International College.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £11,700
International students
Full time: £15,480

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
01273 644644