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Finance (Dual Award) - MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in finance, and the financial function of organisations and operations. The MSc in Finance 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.

Overview

This two year dual award programme gives students the opportunity to attain their first Masters award, MSc Finance in the UK in their first year with their second year in Hong Kong at our partner University, Hong Kong Baptist University where they can attain their second Masters award, MSc Mathematical Finance.

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 course 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.

Teaching and assessment

The programme involves a taught component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June.

Programme aims

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

Careers

You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate from Kent Business School - we enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects. Our finance programmes equip you with an impressive set of skills and specialist knowledge. In addition, inbuilt practical experience will help you succeed in a competitive job market.

This pathway is ideal preparation for a career with investment and commercial banks, insurance companies, specialised financial institutions, trading companies and financial management roles in other industries.

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 students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree (minimum 2:2) from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or engineering related discipline. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

University information

The University of Kent is a leading international higher education institution, with a reputation for academic excellence and the unofficial title of the UK’s ‘European university’. With postgraduate centres in Paris and Brussels alongside the Canterbury and Medway main campuses, students will find that the university is the perfect place to sharpen their focus and broaden their horizons as they continue their studies. The university is...more

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