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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

You will examine and study issues in finance, financial markets, and risk, which have become increasingly important in recent years.

You will study the operation of modern business organisations and the role of financial institutions and capital markets in the global economy. You'll learn about statistical techniques that are employed in practice to investigate a firm’s value and asset price. You'll also explore contemporary debates in finance and financial markets.

Successful completion of this degree means that you will be exempt from ACCA papers:

  • Applied Knowledge AB
  • Applied Knowledge MA
  • Applied Knowledge FA (previously F1-F4)


Our graduates move into a range of finance related roles across all sectors. Some recent examples include jobs in banking, fund management, investment banking, financial analysis, investment analysis, and treasury management.

Recent graduates from this degree move into careers including:

  • investment trainee, private equity firm
  • trade support analyst, global investment firm
  • financial analyst, energy sector
  • business manager
  • business analyst
  • management consultant
  • accountant

Other graduates move on to PhD study.


The module aims to provide students with the necessary research skills to complete a dissertation. Specifically, the module aims to provide students with (i) an appreciation of generic research perspectives, concepts and methods; (ii) subject-specific knowledge of the principal research methods employed in business; and (iii) a range of practical research skills. This module examines key theories in business research. The module also covers the main research methods employed in the discipline, and examines key issues associated with the completion of a dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Good first degree, preferably the equivalent of a UK 2:2 degree, in accounting, finance or related business discipline.