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Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in a numerate discipline such as: Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering. Your degree should contain at least one module relating to: Economics, Finance(not Financial Reporting), Mathematics (calculus), Quantitative Finance/Methods or Econometrics (probability, statistics).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Now more than ever, the finance sector requires multi-disciplined practitioners who can navigate financial markets, make informed investment decisions and act rationally and ethically under pressure.

Our MSc Finance is the flagship Masters degree of our finance disciplines at Essex Business School. It delivers a solid base in finance for those with a strong quantitative and financial background who wish to move into a career in the finance sector or as a route towards academia.

This Masters in finance has been developed to meet the needs of a global finance sector that is still partially in recovery and in need of decisive leadership and new thinking. You will learn using case studies, real-life data from our Bloomberg data feed and established financial models. You will learn when and what to question and how you and your unique skillset can make an impact. You will master core areas of finance, such as:

  • asset pricing
  • portfolio analysis
  • derivative securities
  • advanced mathematics
  • banking operations
  • hedging financial risk
  • econometric tools

MSc Finance is taught at Essex Business School. Our students and staff join us from all over the world and our teaching is grounded in contemporary issues and professional practice, supported by industry-standard facilities, such as our Bloomberg virtual trading floor.

Essex Business School offers a limited number of scholarships for the CFA level one exam to exceptional Masters students.

By joining MSc Finance you join one of the UK’s largest finance groups, with a team of experts in an enormous range of specialisms. You will be exposed to disciplines including: data analytics, global trading, risk management, investment banking, financial management, and more. Even if these are not part of your core programme, you will benefit from the breadth of interests that reflect contemporary banking and finance issues facing organisations today.

Our lecturers have presented their work at the likes of the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve and are recognised for being at the forefront of research in:

  • business ethics
  • financial data analytics
  • corporate social responsibility
  • organisation studies
  • leadership and strategy
  • finance and banking
  • risk management
  • international management

Not only are you taught by experts with both academic and industry experience, input from City-based industry leaders gives this course a thorough grounding in contemporary financial practice. Our school is also home to Essex Finance Centre.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, for students from the UK and EU who meet the eligibility criteria.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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