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Finance and Investment Banking (SW) MSc

Finance and Investment Banking (SW) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Banking Investment Management Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course provides students with an intellectually challenging programme of study leading to an awareness of issues, themes and applications within the field of finance and investment banking and associated subject fields; Provide students with an opportunity to undertake an one-year work placement of full time work experience; Provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to identify suitable tools for the investigation of issues in areas such as investment analysis, fund/asset management, economics analysis and financial reporting; This course also provides necessary IT analytical skills which reinforce the theoretical and empirical underpinning of the programme. The students will learn quantitative methodology, to carry out quantitative analyses of relevant financial and economic problems. Specific careers that may be appropriate include a range of investment banking roles (e.g. financial analyst, investment manager, securities’ analyst and portfolio manager) as well as roles within financial departments of corporations/organisations (e.g. treasury, financial control, risk analysis etc.). Furthermore, the programme offers a sound platform and preparation for doctoral research in the areas of finance, accounting and economics.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Financial Markets and Institutions (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation: MSc Finance and Investment Banking (45 Credits) - Core
Economics, Finance and Banking (30 Credits) - Core
Research Methods: MSc Finance and Investment Banking (15 Credits) - Core
Preparation for the Workplace - Core
Asset Valuation (15 Credits) - Core
Financial Statement Analysis 2 (15 Credits) - Core
Quantitative Analysis (15 Credits) - Core
Financial Statement Analysis 1 (15 Credits) - Core
Financial Data Analysis (15 Credits) - Core

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

Applicants need to have an honours degree (at least 2:2 or equivalent) in the field of economics, finance, banking, accounting, business studies, science, engineering, mathematics, or a suitable professional qualification (including ACCA, CIMA CIPFA, CFA, ICAEW, ICS), or Other appropriate qualifications/experience to be assessed by the Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor.

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in Hatfield,...more

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