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Finance (Financial Markets) - MSc

Finance (Financial Markets) - MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Money Market Services

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Finance (Financial Markets) 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. The Financial Markets pathway gives you the benefit of studying quantitative and non-quantitative modules that are relevant to core areas of industry including Investments, Risk Management, Derivatives and Hedge-Funds. You will be introduced to the latest academic techniques that can identify profitable opportunities in competitive financial markets.

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

This module assumes basic knowledge and understanding of risk-return relationship, portfolio theory, and CAPM. It considers the investment and portfolio management decision in more detail by first examining the asset allocation decision and investments in a global context. It then attempts to evaluate different types of securities (bonds and stocks) in which investments can be made using a three-step top-down approach consisting of macro- and micro-market analysis, industry analysis and finally, company analysis. It then critically examines different equity portfolio management and performance evaluation strategies.

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.