M.Sc. Financial Management

University of East London

Application deadline: as soon as possible
Tuition fee:
  • £ 8,000 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 11,700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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If you're fascinated by how financial markets work and want to develop your knowledge of financial regulation, econometrics and investment management, then studying MSc Finance and Investment at RDBS could be the Master's degree for you.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the field and discover how to critically evaluate concept and theoretic models in financial investments. You will also learn how to develop theoretical arguments to analyse problems and how to interpret financial data.

Key Facts

You will be well prepared for professional roles in financial management, whether in a public or private sector environment. Optional modules present the possibility of specialising further such that students who, for example, wish to pursue a career in Islamic finance will have both the technical skills and the specific knowledge of concepts and applications necessary for their area of specialism. Although not specifically tailored to prepare you for examinations toward chartered financial analyst qualification, we have considered this in the programme design.

Why Choose Us?

* Discover finance and investment on a global scale with our study abroad programme.

* Canary Wharf programme: study in the heart of Canary Wharf, One Canada Square, to learn from professionals who work in the financial world.

* Learn from the industry elite with our guest speaker programme.

* Develop your skills by applying your knowledge to real-world scenarios.

* Travel abroad as part of our global scholars programme and share innovative ideas that contribute to a global society.

* Engage in a learning programme that is truly transformational, giving you the knowledge and opportunities to succeed in today's global marketplace.


The programme aims to provide you with a rigorous grounding in the core concepts, knowledge and skills of financial management through the thorough examination of the specialist literature in these areas and the practical use of data collection and analysis. The key objective of the programme is to develop knowledgeable, technically competent graduates who are able to critically engage both with core concepts and a diverse set of ideas. While the programme is conceptually driven, it is also pragmatically focused with a view to teaching concepts that have a high degree of relevance to finance.


* International Finance and Security Analysis

* Portfolio Theory and Investment Management

* The Economics of Money, Banking and Finance

* Dissertation.

In addition an optional module may be selected from the following:

* Applied Quantitative Finance

* Financial Derivatives

* Islamic Banking and Financial Regulation.


Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the UK, taught in English in a business related subject.

Please note you would usually be expected to have at least a Grade C in English and Maths GCSE. Most programmes also accept Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number and Communication as equivalent to GCSE Maths and English.

A UK honours degree in business, finance or economics (2:2 minimum).

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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