Taught course

Investment Fund Management

University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers training in the key areas of investment fund management with particular emphasis on hedge fund management and applications of financial engineering.

Why Glasgow

  • On this programme you will acquire a sound understanding of how an investment fund works, legal aspects of the assets under management and the risk related to different asset classes.
  • You will acquire employability skills by practising real case studies using the Adam Smith Business School's dedicated Bloomberg trading room.

Programme Structure

You will take four core and two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses

  • Advanced portfolio analysis
  • Financial markets, securities and derivatives
  • Hedge fund risk management
  • Portfolio analysis and investment.

Optional courses may include

  • Applied computational finance
  • Basic econometrics
  • Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
  • Financial market micro structure
  • Mathematical finance
  • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Career prospects

This programme is for students wishing to pursue a career in investment fund management such as asset management companies, hedge funds, wealth management banks, regulators and central banks. Graduates have found work as researchers, investment analysts, graduate trainees, and investment associates.

Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £11,650
International students
Full time: EU £11,650 Non EU £21,500

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Adam Smith Business School