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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2:2) from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or engineering related discipline.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in finance, and the financial function of organisations and operations. At Kent Business School, the MSc in Finance pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organisations.

This two-year dual award programme gives students the opportunity to attain their first Masters award, MSc Finance in the UK in their first year with their second year in Hong Kong at our partner University, Hong Kong Baptist University where they can attain their second Masters award, MSc Mathematical Finance.

The course gives you the benefit of studying quantitative and non-quantitative modules that are relevant to core areas of industry including Investments, Risk Management, Derivatives and Hedge-Funds. You will be introduced to the latest academic techniques that can identify profitable opportunities in competitive financial markets.

Further details in relation to the second Masters award – MSc Mathematical Finance, can be found on Hong Kong Baptist University website.

Bloomberg Lab

This course offers extensive access to real market data via our Bloomberg Lab, a virtual trading platform that is bursting at the seams with real-world data and case studies to apply your newfound expertise.

Quants workshop

Kent Business School offers an optional one and half week refresher workshop in Mathematics, Statistics and Excel, prior to the start of this programme.

Industrial Placement

This course is available with the option to undertake an industrial placement ranging from 3 – 12 months depending upon your visa requirements (if applicable), allowing you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas. This option is also available for students wishing to undertake a self-employed placement, or ‘SELFIE’ as it is also known.

While the placements are self-sought, The School offers support to those students seeking an industrial placement, through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team.

Students considering this option should be aware that they will be required to complete all stage 1 and 2 modules and that there may be additional costs in terms of accommodation, for example.

Information for international students

Please see our International website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, international fee-paying students cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Applicants who are required to meet an English language condition may be able to study a pre-sessional course in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Kent Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Kent Business School Loyalty Award for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees (apply by 31 March 2022).

For more information on funding available from Kent Business School, please visit the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Duration: This two year dual award programme gives students the opportunity to attain their first Masters award, MSc Finance (Financial Markets) in the UK in their first year with their second year in Hong Kong at our partner University, Hong Kong Baptist University where they can attain their second Masters award, MSc Mathematical Finance (24 months in total).

Course contact details

Name
Kent Business School
Email
kbsadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827726