Taught course

Financial Modelling and Investment

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This exciting new programme is provided by the subject of Economics and offers training in the key areas of financial analysis, forecasting and financial investment. The programme is offered by the Centre for Economics and Financial Studies (CEFS) and aims to equip graduates with a comprehensive and practical understanding of financial markets and investment strategies, demanded by the financial and asset management sector.

MSc Financial Modelling & Investment aims to:

  • Provide you with a thorough understanding of the underlying forces acting in financial markets and the relevant analytical tools

Help you develop the skills required to:

  • Design and formulate optimal portfolios and investment strategies under market uncertainty
  • Exploit available information to forecast the future behaviour of stocks, interest rates, exchange rates
  • Provide authoritative and up-to-date analysis and advice on every type of financial investment and risk hedging strategies in global markets

The constituent courses will develop both theory and practical applications through interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials and computer labs. These are often supplemented by online learning activities that help you prepare for and supplement in-class activities, working not only individually but also collaboratively. In this way, you will develop high-quality market skills that supplement a range of transferable and specialist skills within the context of global investment management.

The acquired skills and knowledge on issues relevant to asset pricing and investments are essential for both institutional and individual investors participating in capital and money markets.

You will receive Bloomberg training in the school's dedicated training suite, which will provide hands on experience in asset pricing, portfolio management and financial trading strategies.

We are now partners with Bloomberg Experiential Learning. The ELP program recognises and celebrates academic institutions that are leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg terminal exercises into curriculum.

Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you find a balance between academic theory and crucial employability skills. This will maximise your potential and help you to achieve your career goals.

You will gain skills necessary to conduct advanced empirical analysis on equities and derivatives markets, enabling you to design and formulate optimal portfolio, investment and risk hedging strategies that will meet the most demanding clients’ expectations.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with 2 sub-tests at 6.5 and 2 sub-tests at 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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