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Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk) - MSc

Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk) - MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Investment Management Financial Management Risk Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Finance (Finance, investment and Risk) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organisations. In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge. This pathway has been specially designed to develop your practical finance skills and give you real-world business knowledge. It prepares you for a career in investment banks, financial and management consultancies, auditing firms, risk management departments of financial institutions and government departments.

You gain a sound understanding of the theories that underpin modern techniques in investment and risk management. The application of the theories is demonstrated in our finance lab with the aid of Bloomberg, via case studies and the use of online databases. Regular training sessions led by experienced Bloomberg trainers help you gain valuable practice in accessing and using market data. The Bloomberg platform also provides an opportunity for virtual trading practice and competitions. The programme aims to: Develop students’ existing skills and knowledge and to provide students’ with an advanced conceptual understanding of the key issues in Finance/Financial Management; Provide students with the knowledge to be able to evaluate relevant literature critically; Provide students with a theoretical framework so as to understand, interpret and analyse key issues in finance; Provide students with knowledge of research methodologies adopted in empirical research; Provide students with the skills to test and evaluate theoretical models; Develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills, research skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills; Provide preparation for and/or development of a career in the field of Finance/Financial Management by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level, or as preparation for research or further study in the area; Add value to a first degree by developing in individuals an integrated and critical awareness and understanding in the field of financial services; Provide teaching and learning opportunities that are informed by high quality research and scholarships, from within the Kent Business School and elsewhere. Develop students’ ability to develop independent self-directed research.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The course will cover the following topics: Taxonomy of Risks; Essential Financial Products; Introduction to Regulation; Modelling Portfolio Risk; Market Risk and VAR; Credit Risk; Risk-Adjusted Performance Measures.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,480

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK (minimum 2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications in a finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or engineering related discipline. Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.