Taught course

Finance

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Department of Economics and Finance
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject which includes some element of economics, mathematics or statistics, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

If you're ready to climb the ladder in the competitive world of finance, this MSc Finance degree course is the perfect way to build on your previous studies and experience, and develop the skills you need to achieve your career ambitions.

On this course, you'll unpack the three major themes in finance: investments, corporate finance, and financial markets and institutions. You'll focus on financial investments, get your hands on our Bloomberg Suite and learn from experts in the industry.

When you graduate, you'll have the analytical tools you need to understand the complexities of modern financial markets – so you'll be ready to pursue a career as a city professional, or as a financial manager in a non-financial organisation.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Be supported by academically qualified staff with research and consultancy experience, as well as links to industry
  • Learn from guest speakers, including experts in the field of finance
  • Access our extensive financial databases including Bloomberg, DataStream and Bank Scope
  • Train on our Bloomberg terminals, making virtual trades and analysing market data
  • Have access to our library's electronic resources 24/7, including thousands of ejournals and newspapers
  • Carry out independent research in the form of a dissertation on your chosen speciality

On successful completion of your Bloomberg training you'll also receive the Bloomberg Certificate, an essential qualification for all city professionals.

What you'll study

Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

You need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 units worth 30 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits

Core units include:

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Derivatives: Options, Futures and Swaps Markets
  • Corporate Finance and Business Valuation
  • Portfolio Theory and Behavioural Finance
  • Research Methods and Dissertation
Teaching​

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • computer-based workshops
  • invited speakers
  • live case studies
How you're assessed​
You'll be assessed in ways that reflect individual topics. We'll help you build the personal management and employability skills that are essential for a fulfilling career.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £10,200 *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.
International students
Full time: £14,700 *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
bal-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 2991