Taught course

Finance and Investment

University of Buckingham · Business School

Entry requirements

The minimum entry level required for this course is as follows:

  • a first or second-class honours degree in accounting, business (for the MSc in Finance and Investment only), finance, investment or banking related subjects from a recognised university or,
  • a recognised professional finance qualification with relevant work experience

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in Finance and Investment has been developed to produce practical and proactive finance specialists able to meet the demand of the financial sector both locally and abroad with emphasis on their roles in and duties towards the financial community.

It is a rigorous and advanced intellectual training in the area of finance and investment based on the most current and modern academic thinking and industry best practice. The programme is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the financial sector. It offers a well-focused education in the theories and methodologies that are utilised today for valuation using financial tools from both the investors and institutional perspective. It also examines the complexities behind the decision making processes required at all levels.

The programme is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the financial sector who have recently acquired their bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, investment and banking related fields. It is for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of managing and working in organisations within an array of competing economic, social, political and cultural conditions.


Students will be required to successfully complete 6 core modules and complete a written dissertation.

Our MSc has a unique feature – it provides the opportunity for students to attempt the CFA Level 1 examination (optional) while completing the MSc qualification and support will be provided.

This Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) qualification, adds the professional context to the postgraduate degree and develop skills and capabilities required by investment analysts, finance managers, finance directors and chief financial officers.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Business Admissions
+44 (0)1280 820227