Taught course

Investment Management

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or recognised international equivalent, in finance, accountancy, banking, economics or financial services (including insurance and investment management).

Applicants with a degree in business administration or management can also be considered where accountancy, banking or finance represent 25 per cent of the modules by weighting. If the 25% threshold is not met, suitable applicants may be offered a place subject to passing the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program certificate prior to admission.

We will also consider a dual-discipline degree which includes accountancy, banking or finance as either a joint or minor subject. If the relevant modules make up less than 25% of the degree by weighting, suitable applicants may be offered a place subject to passing the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program certificate prior to admission.

We will take significant relevant work experience into consideration if you don't meet the above requirements. If you have at least one year of relevant experience in a full-time graduate-level role (or a minimum of two years’ experience in a relevant graduate-level part-time role) please provide full details of your role and responsibilities in your personal statement and CV when you submit your application.

English language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in each category

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

This course combines thorough training in investment theory with the practical tools you’ll need to solve real investment problems. You’ll learn the analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, risk mitigation and technical skills you need to thrive in an increasingly complex global financial environment.

Our compulsory modules will give you an understanding of core investment concepts and are based on the CFA curriculum, while our optional modules allow you to tailor your learning to your own interests or your planned career path.

By the time you graduate, you’ll understand the investment management process and will be able to make informed decisions at every stage.

You’ll learn how to use market-leading tools such as Bloomberg, with Bloomberg Market Concepts certification embedded in our course. Our course is affiliated with the CFA Institute and you can apply for a scholarship to sit the Chartered Financial Analyst exam during your studies. In addition, we offer the Schweser CFA Essential Study Package free of charge to all scholarship holders.

Information for international students

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

For more information please go to - https://www.surrey.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682 222