MSc in Finance

Kent Business School, University of Kent

Program Description

MSc in Finance

Kent Business School, University of Kent

Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in finance, the finance function of organisations and operations

At Kent Business School our <a target=_blank href=" ">MSc in Finance provides a solid background in financial principles and practices, and develops skills needed by future business and financial professionals.

The programme provides a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in finance, the finance function of organisations, and operations and functions of financial institutions and markets. You develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organisations. This programme also prepares you for research or further study in this field.

Elements of practical work will be carried out in the Kent Business School’s dedicated Bloomberg Lab. The virtual trading platform allows you to access and engage with market data through practical case studies and the use of online databases. The programme also provide you with the necessary training required for the Bloomberg Certificate.

We are currently seeking recognition for the MSc Finance programme (formerly known as MSc Financial Markets) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) as PRMIA academic partner at programme level. The MSc Financial Markets had already obtained GARP and PRMIA recognition.

Programme Information

The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation:

  • Foundations of Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Research Methods & Skills (Finance)
  • Financial Data Modelling
  • Essentials of Financial Risk Management
  • Derivatives
  • Finance with Excel
  • Financial Regulation and Financial Crises
  • Corporate Finance
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Financial Engineering


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

Once these are completed, you then work full time on the project and write a Dissertation based on this. This 6000-8000 word Dissertation is an opportunity to apply the techniques and insights presented in the programme and apply them to a specific problem area.

Entry requirements

Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a relevant subject such as finance, accounting, economics, mathematics or engineering. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree.

Applications from students with a business studies background are also welcome. 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.

Proof of English language proficiency is required. We do offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
9,640 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 9,640 GBP
Home/EU: £9,640 / Overseas: £15,160