Taught course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant subject with some element of quantitative study such as economics, finance, maths, science, management, engineering or similar. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements: Band 6C. IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

Months of entry


Course content

This popular masters degree provides a comprehensive grounding in key areas of finance, such as stock market analysis, corporate finance and portfolio management, that will be attractive to employers. Our MSc in Finance also places a stronger emphasis on quantitative and analytical techniques than you will find on many other similar UK masters courses, enabling you to gain critical insights into the financial markets.
You will have access to first-class resources and facilities including financial databases such as Bloomberg and DataStream and software tools such as Stata and MATLAB. Our graduates have secured positions at organisations including PwC, J.P. Morgan and Barclays.

Core/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 Security Analysis

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4393