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Finance, Investment and Risk - MSc

Finance, Investment and Risk - MSc

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Full time


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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Investment Management Financial Management

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Course Summary

Are you looking to stretch your analytical ability and gain the practical skills needed to enter the competitive world of financial investment and risk?

This CFA and GARP accredited course equips our students with the transferable critical, cognitive and intellectual skills to secure high calibre roles in this specialised sector.


In this era of uncertainty and economic change, has there ever been a more pressing time to develop your successful investment and areas of financial risk?

As a Kent Business School postgraduate student studying Finance, Investment and Risk, be prepared to develop a solid understanding of the theories that underpin modern techniques in the competitive and ever-growing sector of investment and risk management.

You will learn the skills required to solve problems in investment analysis across a broad range of trading institutions, banks and other organisations and apply this critical knowledge practically. Through our Bloomberg Lab, a virtual trading platform, you can hit the ground running and take part in trading competitions and analysis of case studies using real world data.

You will learn from an internationally recognised team of finance and risk management leaders, at the forefront of research into new and evolving practices.

Successful KBS graduates: graduate destinations

Our Finance and Investment Risk graduates find work in public and private sector both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations, including:

  • Dolfin Group Wealth Management
  • NatWest
  • Huawei
  • US Bank
  • Caterpillar
  • Eurex

Many of our students also stay local and find job opportunities regionally in small and medium firms or even set-up their own businesses as well-equipped entrepreneurs.


Indicative topics include: Overview of the Investment Industry; Characteristics of debt securities and bond investment strategies; Equity analysis; Macroeconomic and industry analysis; Equity valuation methods.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a second-class UK degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics, natural sciences or engineering related discipline. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

University information

The University of Kent is a leading international higher education institution, with a reputation for academic excellence and the unofficial title of the UK’s ‘European university’. With postgraduate centres in Paris and Brussels alongside the Canterbury and Medway main campuses, students will find that the university is the perfect place to sharpen their focus and broaden their horizons as they continue their studies. The university is...more

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