MSc Finance with Specialisations

Regent’s University London

Program Description

MSc Finance with Specialisations

Regent’s University London

Finance with Specialisations MSc

Combine theoretical knowledge and practical training in a rigorous and challenging study of financial markets.

Key information

  • Name: Finance with Specialisations
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Study mode: Full time
  • Duration: 12 - 16 months
  • Tuition fees: £18,000 *
  • Scholarships: Yes *
  • Next start date: September 2018
  • Future start date: January 2019
  • Study abroad: No
  • Validation: Regent's University London

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

Taught by professionals with extensive industry experience and high academic qualifications, the MSc Finance with Specialisations will prepare you for work in multicultural, globalised financial and banking organisations.

The programme offers three specialisations:

  • Trading
  • Banking
  • Risk Management

You will gain a thorough understanding of the various fields that make up the finance industry, as well as learning practical skills for your future career.

We simulate the real-life experience of working in finance through training on the Thomson-Reuters platform, and guest lectures from industry specialists. We also use case studies of current live companies of interest, and you will participate in a case study competition, where your final valuation is presented to a panel of experts.

MSc Finance with Trading Specialisation

The trading specialisation provides you with the required knowledge and practical experience for a career in trading or asset management. The ‘virtual’ trading exercise that can last up to two months along with a MSc dissertation topic in trading, asset management or hedge funds provides the calling cards (‘track record’ and in-depth research study) to present to potential employers.

MSc Finance with Banking Specialisation

The aim of this specialisation is to give you the skills in understanding, analysing and critically examining the purpose, principles and fundamental concepts of today’s financial markets, instruments and institutions, with particular emphasis on banking and its changing nature. The examination of these institutions is situated within the context of globalisation and international markets.

MSc Finance with Risk Management Specialisation

The elective module of this specialisation is designed for you to critically understand the theory behind fixed income securities and their derivatives and how it is applied or not applied in the practical world. You will be introduced to all the necessary tools that enable you to understand and solve the problems involved in the fixed income arena.

Structure

Length

This is a one-year, full-time programme.

Modules

Term 1

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Investment Analysis
  • Research Methods

Term 2

  • Bank Risk Management
  • Econometrics
  • Monetary Policy and Central Bank Operations

In addition, you will choose a specialisation with one of the following elective modules:

  • Banking Regulation (banking specialisations)
  • Fixed Income and Derivatives
  • Trading in Financial Markets (trading specialisations)
  • Wealth Management

Please note that elective modules are subject to availability and timetabling constraints.

Term 3

  • Dissertation

Teaching & assessment

Assessment structure

You will be assessed through a combination of written assignments, presentations, essays and examinations.

Study methods

You will be taught by lecturers who combine high academic credentials with varied industry experience, and attend guest lectures by banking and finance professionals.

You will be using live data on the Thomson-Reuters Eikon platform and participate in real-life case studies with findings presented to panels of capital market experts.

You will work closely within multi-lingual and culturally diverse teams, learning from the experiences of your fellow students and developing your collaborative skills.

Students with disabilities

Some of our programmes encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Careers

This programme will give you the essential preparation for a career in the diverse world of finance. Whether you aspire to become a private wealth manager in the City of London, a risk analyst on Wall Street or a treasurer in your family business, the MSc will give you the rigorous academic and practical training you need to succeed.

The Trading Specialisation has been designed to give you the right level of actual experience and in-depth knowledge to secure a highly rewarding position in trading and or asset management. The flexibility of the programme allows you to pursue careers in the FX, commodity and equity markets.

On completion of either the Banking Specialisation or the Risk Management Specialisation, you will become equipped to work at a variety of functions in the global financial institutions' space, and at other corporations, or pursue a career in the academic arena of finance.

At financial institutions employment opportunities are with the buy side and sell side such as investment banks, commercial banks, private banks, hedge funds, pension funds, and asset managers.

However, opportunities are not limited to financial institutions. Regulators, credit rating agencies, consultancy firms, finance and treasury departments of global corporations, and exchanges are hiring graduates with either risk management specialisation or fixed income and derivatives specialisation.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree in a business, financial, mathematical or analytical subject from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

English Language requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in all 4 component parts
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and b in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

Fees

Fees September 2018

  • Full tuition fee: £18,000
  • Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
  • Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Fees January 2019

  • Full tuition fee: £18,250
  • Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
  • Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

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  • English


Last updated May 10, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
12 - 16 months
Full time
Price
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18,000 GBP
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United Kingdom - London, England
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