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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Finance is a specialist degree focusing on financial issues in all industry sectors. This degree provides a comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of finance, a broad experience of quantitative techniques and technical and conceptual skills, coupled with a strongly vocational approach. It is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in multinational financial organisations. This degree provides the opportunity to follow the CFA specialist pathway alongside the MSc and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination. The CFA professional qualification has a strong foundation of real world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with practical knowledge of the investment industry. General training in all the key aspects of finance ranging from financial statements to derivatives pricing. A rigorous analytical approach which makes the programme the most highly regarded of our finance programmes amongst prospective employers.

Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and open discussions. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability. Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life. This course aims to produce fully trained, professional economists and finance experts who are ready to join a dynamic international community. This course lead to excellent career prospects and our graduates work in a variety of careers. Some apply their degree knowledge directly in international finance, economist or research roles. The transferable skills gained through the programmes, such as analysis, business awareness and data-handling, enable our graduates to work in sectors beyond those directly related to their degree. These include government roles and consultancy.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This is semester A module. This course introduces students to the key principles in asset pricing and investment management it covers risk, return and portfolio construction, equity markets and pricing, fixed income markets and the term structure of interest rates, introduction to derivatives markets, applied security analysis and applied portfolio management. In an effort to bridge theory and practice, the course has an approach consistent with that of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.
7,000 Word Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,150

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an undergraduate degree with minimum 2:1 or overseas equivalent. A good performance in a higher degree such as a Masters will also be accepted. Any degree discipline is acceptable, but students must have a good existing level of mathematics and statistics. We welcome students from a variety of disciplines, including Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Finance. Students from less quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Accounting, Management and Politics, are also welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees. Weight will be given to relevant work experience and professional qualifications but neither is necessary to be accepted onto this course.