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Finance, Investment and Risk with Industrial Placement - MSc

Finance, Investment and Risk with Industrial Placement - MSc

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2 years

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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

Do you hold strong, proven numeracy and analytical skills and want to work in a fast-paced, lucrative area? Are you looking to gain work experience, as you study?


Working in investment and risk means playing a crucial role in determining financial, safety and security risks and spotting investment opportunities for a business. It requires detailed knowledge of the workings of enterprise and the ability to keep your cool in a pressured environment.

Study our double accredited MSc Finance, Investment and Risk course to gain a strong knowledge of financial, risk and investment management principles and techniques, and the confidence necessary to work the trading floor via our real-life simulator, The Bloomberg Lab.

Taking a 12-month industrial placement allows you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas as part of your Master's. While the placements are self-sought, the School offers support through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team. Opting for this course with a placement takes the length of your course to up to two years.


This module will allow students to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course in order to produce an extended independent piece of work in the Finance subject area. Every student will be allocated a personal supervisor who will guide them through the research and write up process. As part of their project, students will generate a relevant research question in finance, analyse the related financial literature, and conduct their own independent research into their topic. More specifically, students will research topics in the fields of finance (MSc Finance); finance, investment and risk (MSc Finance, Investment and Risk); finance and financial management (MSc Finance and Management);; financial technology (MSc Financial Technology).

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Entry requirements

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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