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Finance (International Money, Finance and Investment) MSc

Finance (International Money, Finance and Investment) MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Investment Management Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

Our MSc Finance programmes are designed to provide you with rigorous training at the frontier of research, as well as the advanced analytical and technical skills that are highly sought after by global employers and, if you wish to continue your studies, by world-leading PhD programmes.

Our MSc programmes have partnership status with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA). The CFA is the world’s premier association for investment professionals and the accepted benchmark for technical excellence in financial markets. It guarantees you benefit from a curriculum of the highest standards and enables you to participate in the CFA Global Investment Research Challenge, as well as CFA employer network events and scholarships. The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice-based business project or a research-based dissertation.

Course Learning and Teaching

The programme is mainly delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars, and practicals. Lectures provide key contents of a particular topic. Some lectures are delivered by guest speakers who are internationally recognised academic experts or practitioners in their field. Students can also attend the Durham Speaker Series, providing the opportunity to network with senior business leaders, staff and alumni.

Seminars provide the opportunity for smaller groups of students to solve problems and discuss and debate issues based on knowledge gained through lectures and independent study outside the programme’s formal contact hours. Practicals are medium sized group sessions, where students practice computer software, applying topics from lectures and seminars.

Students study 5 core modules, and select 5 elective modules to study between January and May which enables them to undertake more in-depth study of particular topics. This is followed by a 12,000 word dissertation to allow students to carry out independent research and develop their skills in analysis and scholarly expression, using an appropriate theoretical framework. They are supported in writing their dissertation through the study of research methods, and attending individual meetings with an allocated supervisor, who monitors their progress and provides advice.

Modules

This module is an opportunity for you to develop your business insight and present your analysis and ideas in a scholarly way. It should also demonstrate your ability to use critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of others.
International Financial Asset Management - Core
Derivative Markets - Core
Advanced Financial Theory - Core
Portfolio Management - Core
Econometrics I and Econometrics II
Econometric Methods
Financial Modelling
Business Forecasting

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£28,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree with evidence on your degree transcript of strong grades in statistical modules in your second, third or fourth year.

Department profile

Founded in 1965, Durham University Business School is one of the longest established business schools in the UK. They are one of an elite group of institutions in the UK to be accredited by all three major bodies – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). With a portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programmes, the...more

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