This programme offers a coherent theoretical framework with an international dimension for the various subject areas, providing a practical application of financial techniques in a real world setting. The main emphasis is on equity, bonds, derivatives markets, and how these markets may be applied to manage a portfolio of financial assets.
Potential careers span a wide range, including fund management, investment analysis, the equity, bond and foreign currency markets and the associated derivatives markets, and the regulation of financial markets.
Full-time study on our MSc programmes follows a schedule of half-day teaching blocks. A single module, for example, will be taught over six half-days, usually the same half-day each week e.g. six consecutive Monday mornings and half modules are taught over three half-days. Module teaching blocks will be scheduled on different half-days so that students will study several modules during the same period .
Teaching takes place during the autumn, spring and summer terms with a few modules scheduled for evenings and the Easter vacation. These will usually be the optional modules but this is not guaranteed. Formal examinations take place in January and May/June each year at the end of each semester. If you pass the module assessments to a satisfactory standard you are permitted to continue work until September leading to the submission of an MSc dissertation.
* Corporate Finance (1) and (2)
* Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange Traded Derivatives
* Financial Risk Management
* Stock Markets Analysis
* Fixed Income Securities Analysis
* International Financial Policy
* Derivatives Securities Analysis
* Quantitative Research in Finance
University of Southampton
International Student Requirements:
All students should meet the University's English Language requirements. US students who have been taught and assessed in English do not need to provide evidence of their ability.