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Full time


16 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

If you’re interested in a career in finance, then this course will equip you with the analytical and managerial skills you need to succeed within the sector.

We have developed the programme in response to market demand for graduates who have strong financial awareness to function as effective managers, across a range of multinational organisations.

The course is regularly refreshed to keep pace with advances in the financial sector. It is bench-marked against the syllabus of the CFA Institute. Current study themes include investment and risk management, sustainable strategic decision making, financial econometrics and forecasting, international financial markets and corporate financial management.

Facilities include a trading suite equipped with Bloomberg Terminals, which are used by financial traders and investment banks globally. The suite provides you with access to the live financial and economic data, portfolio construction and optimisation tools, information and analytics to support your studies.

The facility is also equipped with state-or-art econometric packages such E-views 10.0 which is used on Financial Econometrics and Forecasting module to estimate and interpret various econometric models for the purpose of designing trading strategies.

You will also undertake a number of professional development modules to give you a competitive advantage in the jobs market, in terms of self-development and leadership.

As an increasing number of businesses look to a global marketplace, there is a growing need for financial experts with practical, legal and cultural understanding of international finance.

That the skills and knowledge you will gain will help you to achieve aspirations within the field of quantitative finance, portfolio management, and financial analysts.

The personal development skills acquired in modules such as Developing Global Management Competencies will also help you to stand out. This module includes a residential weekend to build your understanding of individual and group behaviour.

To further improve your practical skills you have opportunity to undertake a project in place of the dissertation. This involves working on behalf of an external organisation that is looking for answers to a current business problem or question. You will work in a small group – participating in group and individual activities to identify solutions – giving you valuable experiences to boost your CV.


This module engages you in personal and professional development in order that you develop and hone your teamworking, management and leadership skills, capabilities and attributes, and in so doing, enhance your employability. On this module, you will not only prepare for your first job after you graduate but also kickstart your commitment to life-long personal and professional learning. In the first part of the module you will be supported in a self-analysis by a range of activities, including the completion of self-administered tool-kits to demonstrate an increased self-awareness and self-understanding.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation. It is recommended that your previous studies include quantitative elements.

University information

Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria University is globally recognised for its research-intensive approach to postgraduate study. The university encourages its students to ‘Take on Tomorrow’ and is renowned for producing highly qualified future leaders in both academia and industry. A reputation for academic excellence is complemented by a proven track record of generating a rich body of innovative research output. Northumbria has...more