M.Sc. Financial Forecasting & Investment

University of Glasgow

Tuition fee:
  • € 5,290 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,520 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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* The programme will provide you with an understanding of the underlying forces driving the financial markets and the relevant analytical tools; management of portfolios so as to optimise clients objectives; and forecasting of the future behaviour of stocks, interest rates and exchange rates.
* You will be encouraged to attend our annual series of practitioners talks and annual Economics seminar series.

* MSc: 12 months full-time

Teaching is based on formal lectures which also allow opportunities for class discussion. More technical subjects are supported by weekly or fortnightly small tutorials, which provide opportunities for you to engage with some issues or questions in a group format. Some courses also involve lab sessions with students using specialised software, for instance in the study of econometrics.

You will take five compulsory courses and two optional courses. MSc candidates also produce a dissertation in an approved related area.

Compulsory courses

* Basic econometrics
* Financial markets, securities and derivatives
* Modelling and forecasting financial markets
* Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite course for Advanced portfolio analysis)
* Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses

* Advanced portfolio analysis
* Applied computational finance
* Corporate finance and investment (subject to course approval)
* Economic fundamentals and financial markets
* Financial derivatives
* International finance and money
* International financial accounting for multinational companies
* Mathematical finance (co-requisite course for Financial derivatives).

Contents

You will take five compulsory courses and two optional courses. MSc candidates also produce a dissertation in an approved related area.

Compulsory courses

* Basic econometrics
* Financial markets, securities and derivatives
* Modelling and forecasting financial markets
* Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite course for Advanced portfolio analysis)
* Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses

* Advanced portfolio analysis
* Applied computational finance
* Corporate finance and investment (subject to course approval)
* Economic fundamentals and financial markets
* Financial derivatives
* International finance and money
* International financial accounting for multinational companies
* Mathematical finance (co-requisite course for Financial derivatives).

Requirements

Applicants for the programme should have at least a 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent non-UK degree. Normally, this should be a degree in economics or a joint degree containing a significant amount of economics (normally, at least four credit courses in economics) and at least one course in econometrics or statistics.

Applicants with a first degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or another highly mathematically discipline, and who do not meet the minimum requirements in economics or finance, may also be offered admission subject to completion of the Economic Foundations for Finance pre-sessional course.

If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level

English Language Requirements

CAE score: 75 (Grade B)

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