This is for you if... you want to learn the mechanics of financial markets, understand the financial decisions of corporations and the nature of financial risk.
Our MSc in Finance is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute and provides you with a foundation for a career in the finance industry or a finance-related role more broadly such as in business, government or a major international organisation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis along with the economic principles underlying them. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of finance and investment through our core modules.
You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem-solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The degree will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role.
To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. The MSc in Finance opens up career options as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation.
A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
At the start of the course, you will cover the content for the Investment Foundations Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completed externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, ‘Bloomberg Essentials’. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers.
You will benefit from career support from our in-house Career Development Manager and the University’s Career Development Service which offers tailored postgraduate employability support. Many of our students have gone on to work in global organisations across industries including banking and finance, engineering, service industry, logistics, and technology, as well as governments, NGOs and charities, or pursued careers in academia and education.
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