MSc Finance

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

MSc Finance

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

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MSc Finance

Our pure Finance route gives you a more in-depth understanding of core financial concepts, theories and tools used in a wide variety of organisations worldwide. This includes financial mathematics, model building, risk management and mergers and acquisitions.Its designed for ambitious individuals with quantitative abilities but not necessarily a finance related degree who are seeking a career in finance.

Your first semester develops a strong core knowledge of institutional, accounting and financial modelling frameworks. You will explore the operation of markets, their major participants and the regulatory environment, as well as building a firm understanding of corporate finance, basic accounting and financial analysis.

In your second Semester you can deepen your core knowledge of Finance, or specialise by taking an Investment Banking or Accounting route. Finally, your third semester sees you undertake a major project, applying your skills in a real-world setting, conducting independent research or gaining an international perspective by working overseas.

Why choose this course?

  • The course will give you a wide-ranging theoretical background and equip you with practical skills for active interaction in the world of finance.
  • It is run by tutors who have both academic and practical industry experience in finance.
  • The emphasis of the course is on applying knowledge, skills and techniques to analyse the instruments, participants and markets in international finance.
  • You will also be able to specialise in an area of finance that particularly interests you.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, usually held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from companies such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.

Work Placement Opportunity

You may be able to add a years' work placement, making your master's a two year course*. It'e a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career.

Please note that the two year with work placement option is only available to September starters.

How you’re taught

Study and support

Teaching and learning methods are centred around interactive workshops which are highly participative in nature and will employ case studies, discussions, business simulations and group activities.

Interactivity is key to our teaching and we are committed to providing courses that adopt teaching methods that are appropriate to the student cohort and the specific modules.

We ensure that support and guidance is in place, especially during the early stages of the course and assessment periods, to help you become comfortable with operating in a student-centred learning environment.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research based projects.

The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.

Induction

All our courses begin with a comprehensive development programme that will help you prepare for your studies and develop key academic and transferable skills. A key feature is a short residential team-building course, normally in the Peak District.

You will also have opportunities to meet members of the teaching team and other postgraduate students, receive detailed programme information, and gain valuable support and guidance from the library, careers service, international office and Student Support Services.

In-sessional English language support

In-sessional English language support classes are available to all international (non-EU) students studying on degree courses at NTU. There is no extra charge for these classes.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Careers and employability

Placement year opportunities

If you are starting your course in September, you can choose to add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career. We have extensive links with corporate partners who can offer placements, so we can help you find something perfect. If you undertake a placement, you must take up the Business Research Project in Semester Three.

If you're unable to take a full year's placement, but have completed at least 36 weeks, you can qualify for a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience.

Career prospects

You could go into a range of finance-related areas, including central banking, corporate finance or international finance, taking on roles like financial manager, financial analyst or financial adviser.

Career development

As an integral part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness.

Helping you find your feet after university

Following graduation, we will continue to support you by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career.

Our Employability Team are here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.

Services they provide include:

  • finding placements, internships and part-time work
  • helping you to pursue self-employment
  • advice on taking gap years and time out
  • help to get into volunteering
  • information on further study.

Entry requirements

UK

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) containing some evidence of quantitative ability. For Accounting and Finance, your undergraduate degree should be in this subject, or in a business and management related subject with a substantial accounting and finance element.
  • You also need GCSE Maths at grade B or above.
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic reference is required.

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis

Getting in touch If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

International

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) containing some evidence of quantitative ability. For Accounting and Finance, your undergraduate degree should be in this subject, or in a business and management related subject with a substantial accounting and finance element.
  • You also need GCSE Maths at grade B or above.
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic reference is required.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation or pre-masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-masters courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page. If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2017
Jan. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Full time
Price
Price
9,000 GBP
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Start date Sept. 1, 2017
Place
United Kingdom Nottingham, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 9,000 GBP
Start date Jan. 2018
Place
United Kingdom Nottingham, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 9,000 GBP