Financial Forecasting and Investment, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #80 (WUR) ,
The Financial Forecasting and Investment programme from University of Glasgow offers training in the key areas of financial analysis, forecasting and financial investment. It will provide you with an understanding of the underlying forces driving financial markets and the relevant analytical tools.

About

Why the Financial Forecasting and Investment programme from University of Glasgow?
  • You will develop the skills required to manage portfolios to optimise clients' objectives, exploit available information to forecast future behaviour of stocks, interest and exchange rates, and provide analysis of financial investment.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures with business leaders and opinion formers, such as the Vice President of Morgan Stanley.
  • The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.

Career prospects

Career paths will be in financial institutions including central banks, investment banks as well as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, asset management firms, governmental bodies and banks. Recent graduates have gone on to work in organisations such as Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and various investment firms and banks.

Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.

Programme Structure

Core courses

  • Basic econometrics
  • Financial markets, securities and derivatives 
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets 
  • Portfolio analysis and investment.

Optional courses

  • Advanced portfolio analysis
  • Applied computational finance 
  • Behavioural economics: theory and applications
  • C++ in finance (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
  • Corporate finance and investment
  • Economic fundamentals and financial markets
  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
  • Financial market micro structure
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • Game theory with applications in economics and finance
  • Hedge fund risk management
  • International finance and money
  • Investment, finance and asset prices
  • Mathematical finance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Application phase 1 deadline: 15 December 
    • Application phase 2 deadline: 31 March 
    • Application phase 3: Applications post 31 March 
    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
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    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

      176

      The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

    • Minimum required score:

      90

      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    Entry requirements:
    • 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.
    For more information, please visit programme website.

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    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      24000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      10650 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Funding

      Funding opportunities
      • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Egypt
      • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Malaysia
      • Adam Smith Business School Welcome Award
      • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Thailand
      • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Lebanon
      • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Indonesia
      • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Thailand
      • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award India
      • Scottish Funding Council funded places
      • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
      • University International Leadership Scholarship
      • Alumni Discount
      For more information, please viisit programme website.

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