Taught course

Finance and Investment

University of Essex · Essex Business School

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We welcome candidates with any science or engineering degrees.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Finance and Investment equips you with the theoretical knowledge, quantitative tools and analytical skills that allow you to thrive in the worlds of practical and academic finance. You embark on a broad educational programme that prepares you to face the challenges of managing and working in organisations within a wide array of competing economic, social, political and cultural conditions. As a graduate, you are ideally positioned to take up employment in investment management, corporate finance, trading or consulting.

Our Essex Business School has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship. This was confirmed when we were ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research, with 95 percent of our research graded as of international quality. Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

We are recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management. Many of our academic staff have world class research reputations and have written about, or worked, in, a wide range of organisations and this experience is incorporated into your learning experience within our School.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment45
Creative work30

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719