On this course, you will learn from one of the largest group of finance experts in the UK, bringing you some of the most up to date knowledge and techniques in their fields.
It will provide you with a solid foundation in modern finance and investment and prepares you for a career in investment banking, financial management or further postgraduate study in a related subject.
You will study a variety of modules across two semesters as well as a summer dissertation. The taught component consists of five core modules plus two options from a wide range of modules including topics in corporate finance, capital markets, and financial security valuation as well as a thorough grounding in research methods for finance and a chance to study behavioural finance.
The course has a distinct quantitative focus and includes both theoretical concepts as well as their applications. You will benefit from real-time access to our Bloomberg Terminals and you will learn to utilise data to analyse financial instruments and help make effective decisions.
"The course provides you with more than just the knowledge required to get started in the financial industry; it develops transferable skills such as working under pressure, working as a team, and being able to manage your time to work to several deadlines at once. It certainly met my expectations in terms of depth and application to real scenarios."
Laith Al-Khayat, MSc Finance and Investment
- This course is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute's university recognition programme
- Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
- 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments
Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.
You will complete a 60-credit 12-15,000-word dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.
You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.
- Capital Market Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- Derivative Investment
- Fixed Interest Investment
- Quantitative Techniques for Finance
- Research Methods for Finance and Investment
- Computational Finance
- Financial Econometrics
- Financial Reporting
- Industrial Economics
- International Finance
- Monetary and Financial Economics
- Quantitative Risk Management
- Risk Management in Financial Institutions
- Venture Capital and Private Equity
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
This course is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute’s university recognition programme.
Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.
Postgraduate careers team
Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.
Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.
Employability and average starting salary
82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career and professional development
Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.
Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunities and one-to-one discussions.
2:1 (international equivalent) in accounting, business, economics, finance or management; outstanding degrees in any quantitative discipline also considered
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Academic English preparation and support
Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, the University's Centre for English Language Education provides high-quality preparation and support. Our presessional courses take your English language and academic skills to the level you need to progress to postgraduate study without taking IELTS again.
Specialist five and 10-week business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £1,000 reservation fee. For more details, please contact us.
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Last updated September 28, 2017