Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    26400
    Tuition (Year)
    20100
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This new masters programme has been devised for 2017 by combining key elements from our current Finance programmes, including our Finance & Investment masters that was ranked 38th by the Financial Times in 2016, in order to give you the opportunity to tailor your learnings to your career aspirations. The second Semester of our masters programme is flexible allowing you to select courses which either combine different areas of finance or which allow you to specialise in one of the three following areas:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Energy Finance and Markets
  • Finance & Investment

This MSc will be the one that is put forward for the FT MSc in Finance rankings in the future.

The School's location in the UK's second largest financial centre allows us to attract visiting speakers including a range of analysts from the key financial institutions and fund management houses. Students are able to interact with leading figures from many major companies; this is particularly evident in the dissertation, which offers an invaluable opportunity to collaborate on a topic that has real, of-the-minute industry relevance.

The practical, theoretical and numerical skills learnt through the programme, as well as the global perspective that will be gained through classroom learning and discussions, will leave you well qualified for a range of finance related professions. We expect graduates to take up positions with companies like the Big 4, with investment and commercial banks; market and consumer research centres; fund management firms; energy utilities and consultancies, as well as with public sector departments responsible for the finance sector, energy and climate-change policy. Potential roles are varied and include for example: equity analyst, portfolio manager, financial statement analyst, product manager, commodity/specialist fund manager, business analyst, strategy consultant.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply and critically evaluate finance and investment theory with particular reference to the operation of global financial markets.
  • Apply and critically evaluate corporate finance techniques.
  • Apply and critically evaluate theories of financial statements and related analysis.
  • Identify, define and analyse problems and identify or create process to solve them.
  • Exercise critical judgement in creating new understanding.
  • Demonstrate advanced numeracy and quantitative skills.
  • Identify and evaluate social, cultural, global, ethical and environmental responsibilities and issues.
  • Engage and work effectively within diverse groups.

Accreditation

The School is a recognised partner institution by the Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA) Institute. Equally the School is recognised as a Centre of Excellence in the provision of postgraduate education in finance and investment by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).


    Programme Structure

    Core courses

    • Financial Markets and Investments
    • Corporate Finance
    • Statistics For Finance
    • Financial Statement Analysis

    Investment Stream

    • Equity Valuation
    • Fixed Income
    • Financial Engineering
    • Behavioural Finance
    • Investment management
    • Economic Analysis of Money and Banking

    Corporate Finance Stream

    • Equity Valuation
    • Advanced Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Governance
    • Accounting Planning and Strategy
    • Case Studies in Corporate Finance
    • Management Control for Risk and Uncertainty

    Energy Finance and Markets Stream

    • Energy Finance
    • Energy and Environmental Markets
    • Financial Engineering
    • Investment Management
    • Economics of Money and Banking

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • More details: We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Study intensity Full-time
    • Credits
      90 ECTS 180 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

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    Academic Requirements

    Academic requirements

    A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

    • An undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, business or economics is normally required.
    • Applicants with an Honours degree in a non-related subject will also be considered, but will need to demonstrate a high standard of ability and motivation for the programme.

    Supporting your application

    You may increase your chances of success by considering ways in which you can support your application:

    • Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance.
    • Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme.

    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • GBP 26400 International
    • GBP 20100 EU/EEA

    Funding

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