Taught course

Finance and Investment

University of Nottingham · Nottingham University Business School

Entry requirements

2:1 (international equivalent) in finance, economics, business studies, accounting or financial engineering/mathematics. Outstanding degrees in any quantitative discipline (for example, natural sciences, computer science) also considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants must have a strong quantitative/mathematics background and in their final two years of study have achieved a 2:1 (60%) in a minimum of two modules covering at least two of the following subjects: mathematics, statistics, quantitative methods, quantitative finance specialisms, and econometrics.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Finance and Investment programme focuses on how financial markets and capital markets function and the role of different players, such as investors, firms and institutions, in the markets. Our programme is research-led, up-to-date, and quite rigorous in nature.

Our programme will enhance your global career opportunities. Our hands-on approach is data-driven. We have access to a number of databases on various topics. For instance, through real-time access to our Bloomberg Terminals, you will learn to utilise data to analyse financial instruments that will underpin your investment decisions. You will also gain a broad understanding of the sector through modules that cover topics including corporate finance, capital market analysis, and security valuation.

This course is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute's university recognition programme. This status is granted to select institutions that have incorporated at least 70% of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into their degree programmes.

Furthermore, as an affiliated university, we are closely connected to professional practice. You will have the option to take industry-recognised digital qualifications by Microsoft and SAP alongside your course, which will develop your digital skills.

An advanced finance and investment degree from Nottingham University Business School will help to bring your potential to the attention of top local as well as global employers.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 951 5559