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Financial Modelling & Investment MSc

Financial Modelling & Investment MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Modelling

Course type


Course Summary

This exciting new programme is provided by the subject of Economics and offers training in the key areas of financial analysis, forecasting and financial investment. The programme is offered by the Centre for Economics and Financial Studies (CEFS) and aims to equip graduates with a comprehensive and practical understanding of financial markets and investment strategies, demanded by the financial and asset management sector.


MSc Financial Modelling & Investment aims to:

  • Provide you with a thorough understanding of the underlying forces acting in financial markets and the relevant analytical tools

Help you develop the skills required to:

  • Design and formulate optimal portfolios and investment strategies under market uncertainty
  • Exploit available information to forecast the future behaviour of stocks, interest rates, exchange rates
  • Provide authoritative and up-to-date analysis and advice on every type of financial investment and risk hedging strategies in global markets
  • The constituent courses will develop both theory and practical applications through interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials and computer labs. These are often supplemented by online learning activities that help you prepare for and supplement in-class activities, working not only individually but also collaboratively. In this way, you will develop high-quality market skills that supplement a range of transferable and specialist skills within the context of global investment management.
  • The acquired skills and knowledge on issues relevant to asset pricing and investments are essential for both institutional and individual investors participating in capital and money markets.
  • You will receive Bloomberg training in the school's dedicated training suite, which will provide hands on experience in asset pricing, portfolio management and financial trading strategies.
  • We are now partners with Bloomberg Experiential Learning. The ELP program recognises and celebrates academic institutions that are leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg terminal exercises into curriculum.
  • Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you find a balance between academic theory and crucial employability skills. This will maximise your potential and help you to achieve your career goals.
  • You will gain skills necessary to conduct advanced empirical analysis on equities and derivatives markets, enabling you to design and formulate optimal portfolio, investment and risk hedging strategies that will meet the most demanding clients expectations.


Graduates will typically follow career paths in major financial organisations, including asset management firms, investment banks and financial consulting companies, as well as governmental bodies, the IMF and the World Bank. Graduates have taken up roles as equity traders, financial managers, investment specialists and business intelligence analysts. We have further developed a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events online and on-campus and networking opportunities throughout the year.


This course provides a broad overview of the financial markets with different types of derivatives and securities. The emphasis is on the practical use of derivatives, involving the analysis of different methods of pricing and hedging. The lectures introduce the basic models for option pricing and hedging, computation of option Greeks, pricing of forward, futures and interest rates-based financial instruments. The computer lab sessions provide an opportunity for the students to implement the theoretical concepts and test their effectiveness in practice.

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Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more