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MSc Finance and Investment Degree

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Investment Management Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Our MSc Finance and Investment programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to pursue a career in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Studying investments raises some interesting issues, such as; why do companies trade so much? Is the best investment strategy to simply track the stock market index? How should risk be measured? How should assets be priced?

Our masters in Finance and Investment will provide you with tools to evaluate issues facing financial market participants and to improve the practice of investment and risk management. It focuses on both the trading and portfolio management sides of finance and has a substantial focus on investment within core modules, including portfolio management, financial trading and global investment analysis. These draw on the cutting-edge research expertise of our School staff.

You will be taught by internationally renowned academics who are able to bring fresh insights into their teaching; both from their research, and their advisory roles on government policy and in industry. Research strengths include Corporate Finance, Accounting, Financial Markets and Corporate Governance. Teaching is academically rigorous and strong emphasis is placed on practical relevance. MSc Finance and Investment shares a common taught first semester with MSc Finance and MSc Finance & Investment before specializing in Corporate Finance in semesters two and three.

MSc Finance and Investment is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); the world's largest body of management accountants. It offers at least 6 exemptions from CIMA's professional examinations. This is strong recognition of the professional relevance of this programme for students wishing to work in the Finance function of a business or multinational organisation.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Finance and Investment programme is ideal for graduates with ambitions to work in investment management, investment banking and related sectors. You learn about trading, portfolio management and global investment analysis and have exposure to key financial trading software throughout the course.

What you'll study

Our MSc Finance and Investment will give you the analytical skills to critically evaluate complex investment issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve the practice of risk measurement and investment management.

Your personal and professional development

Our School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Loughborough finance graduates are highly sought after and work in a wide range of finance roles. Indicative positions include roles with many of the major global banks and large business as well as the Big Four Accounting firms;

Morgan Stanley
JP Morgan
Standard Chartered
Scottish and Southern Energy

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will give you a broad understanding of the core issues in finance and develop your numerical reasoning and data interpretation. It will enable you to explain and interpret rates of return, interest rates and basic bond pricing, critically discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using various capital budgeting techniques and undertake a detailed Net Present Value calculation, including calculating the weighted average cost of capital and incorporating taxation. The module will also also explore the rudiments of portfolio selection and how the Capital Asset Pricing Model follows from this environment and evaluate the impact of capital structure on the value of the firm.

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

2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in business, accounting, maths, physics, engineering, computing, economics or a minor in finance. 2:1 grades are required in quantitative modules.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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