Taught course


University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Good first degree, preferably the equivalent of a UK 2:2 degree, in accounting, finance or related business discipline.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course enables you to understand in detail the operation of modern business organisations and the role of financial institutions and capital markets in the global economy.

It will introduce you to state-of-the-art techniques and thinking regarding research methodology and the statistical techniques employed to investigate a firm's values and asset prices. At Dundee you will be taught by staff who have practical experience working in the financial sector or who have insights into financial practices through their research of, and with, analysts, company directors and market traders.

Visits by guest speakers complement the academic programme and cover topics such as Behavioural Finance, Portfolio Management, High Frequency Trading and International Trade.

Students have an opportunity to visit London to tour the Bank of England, the Lloyds Insurance Market and attend presentations from bankers and financial analysts.

The Centre for Qualitative Research in Finance based at the University of Dundee provides a focal point for qualitative research which is becoming increasingly influential in the financial sector, and focuses on issues such as why managers and investors make their certain decisions and choices.

Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2017 Guardian University Rankings and has also been rated the best in Scotland by some of the most influential higher education surveys.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Fiona McMillan
+44 (0)1382 385838