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Finance (Asset Pricing) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pricing Finance / Accounting (General) Investment Management

Course type


Course Summary

This course you will develop your understanding of the financial instruments that determine asset prices, and examine how complex financial markets operate. The programme will focus on key issues facing the market. Modules focus on topics like investment analysis in financial markets, models of asset prices and returns, optimal investment, and risk and portfolio management. We’ll challenge you to think critically about the industry. And the diverse community on the course will provide the ideal environment for networking and learning.

You’ll develop your knowledge of theory- and model-based analytical methods. Our focus is on quantitative techniques, taking mathematical, statistical, and econometric methods and applying them to the world of finance. By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to apply core finance theory to real issues in the industry. And you’ll come away with an understanding of verbal, mathematical, graphical, and econometric representation of financial ideas. You’ll also have the skills to assess the functioning of financial and banking sectors around the world.

Different course options

Full time | Waterloo Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Quantitative techniques (15 Credits)
Dissertation (60 Credits)
Asset Pricing (15 Credits)
Financial Markets and Institutions (15 Credits)
Investments Analysis (15 Credits)
Applied Corporate Finance (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have undergraduate degree with High 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) required in a social science related area (e.g. management, economics, finance or other relevant subject). Our programme is most suitable if you have some quantitative background in either finance and/or economics or have a degree with some quantitative elements. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum high 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme.