Applicants should have: A good relevant first degree (usually 2.2 or an equivalent qualification) from a recognised university or higher education institute. • Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies. • Candidates with professional qualifications in accounting and finance are also welcome to apply.
Months of entry
This programme is ideal for those seeking a management career in the finance area. It is ideally suited to students with a business, economics or numerate background. The programme focuses heavily on core areas of finance; it also provides an intensive course in accounting for those students who do not have an accounting background.
This programme will equip you with a strong foundation in finance theory, and provide the experience and skills that employers demand. There are countless career opportunities in finance for flexible, high-calibre students with good numerical skills.
Industry experts provide guest lectures, career development advice, off-site visits, and curriculum input. Practitioners are involved in developing content and teaching on various courses including Project Finance, Topics in Risk Management and Financial Trading Techniques. As part of our continuing guest lecture series, senior executives from Northern Trust and Barclays have presented to a broad audience of academics, and undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.
The MSc Finance suite of programmes has a typical intake of over 100 students. It is common to find over 30 nationalities represented.
The aims of the programme are:
- To enable you to become competent and thoughtful practitioners in the wider field of finance
- To develop your reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and judgement and to expose you to the contemporary issues in the field through teaching that is strongly supported by research and professional practice
- To provide an intellectually demanding academic programme of study which emphasises your ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate key theoretical concepts and practical applications in the accounting and finance subject area.
- Financial Management (30 credits)
- Financial Markets and Risk (30 credits)
- Principles of Accounting (15 credits)
- Foundations of Scholarship (15 credits)
- Research Methods (15 credits)
- Dissertation (45 credits)
- Two 15-credit options from: Project Finance; Portfolio Management; Topics in Risk Management; Financial Trading Techniques; Financial Analysis and Valuation; Corporate Governance, Assurance and Audit (30 credits)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 020 8331 9000