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 investment banking. The MSc in Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk) 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.

In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.

This pathway has been specially designed to develop your practical finance skills and give you real-world business knowledge. It prepares you for a career in investment banks, financial and management consultancies, auditing firms, risk management departments of financial institutions and government departments.

You gain a sound understanding of the theories that underpin modern techniques in investment and risk management. The application of the theories is demonstrated in our finance lab with the aid of Bloomberg, via case studies and the use of online databases. Regular training sessions led by experienced Bloomberg trainers help you gain valuable practice in accessing and using market data. The Bloomberg platform also provides an opportunity for virtual trading practice and competitions.

MSc Finance, Investment and Risk is accredited by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), which represents the best in financial education around the world. Kent Business School works closely with GARP to ensure that our risk management course offering meets the latest global industry needs.

MSc Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk) is affiliated with the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute, recognising that the programme meets the highest professional standards and covers a substantial part of the CFA curriculum. As a result of this affiliation, a number of scholarships are available for students in the programme who are interested in taking the CFA exams.

The programme is well established and attracts a substantial number of applications from over 20 countries each year. This international aspect enables you to gain a deeper and wider learning experience and to benefit from networking opportunities during your studies and after graduation.

In the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) the MSc in Finance Suite achieved a 97% student satisfaction rate, placing us in the top quarter of the UK Higher Education sector. PTES is a Higher Education Academy initiative and is carried out among 99 institutions. This result, coupled with our strong performance in the national league tables, underlines the strength of Finance programmes at Kent Business School and quality of our postgraduate teaching.

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

For further information about funding, including scholarships, please visit our funding web pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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