Taught course


University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree from a UK university, or equivalent overseas/professional qualification. A wide range of subjects accepted in Business, Economics, Science, Engineering, IT, Management and Marketing, Communication, Education, Political Science and Sociology. Work experience in a related field is not a requirment but can compensate for degree subject/grades. Applications assessed on individual merit.

Months of entry


Course content

If your career ambitions are in the finance or banking sector, this popular masters degree will equip you for success. It provides a comprehensive grounding in key areas of finance, such as stock market analysis, corporate finance and portfolio management. It also places a stronger emphasis on quantitative and analytical techniques than you’ll find on many other similar UK masters courses, enabling you to gain critical insights into the financial markets. You’ll be able to practise your skills using industry-standard software and live company data from our extensive range of databases. In addition, you’ll be taught by academics with extensive professional and research experience, who will enable you to put your studies into a real-world context.

Compulsory modules include: Introduction to Finance; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange-traded Derivatives; Quantitative Finance; Advanced Corporate Finance; Advanced Time Series Modelling
Optional modules include: International Finance; Behavioural Finance; Stock Market Analysis; Management of Financial Risk; Derivative Securities Analysis; Fixed Income Securities Analysis
Plus: dissertation

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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