University of Kent
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Finance, Investment and Risk
MSc - Finance, Investment and Risk
In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and financial professionals to achieve a high level of excellence and success for their organisations.
This flexible qualification opens up your career opportunities in investment banks, financial and management consultancies, auditing firms, risk management departments of financial institutions and government departments. The programme is well established and attracts a substantial number of applications from over 20 countries each year. The international aspect enables you to gain a deeper and wider learning experience and to benefit from networking opportunities during your studies and after graduation.
The programme provides a sound understanding of the theories that underpin modern techniques in investment and risk management. The application of the theories is demonstrated in our finance lab with the aid of Bloomberg, via case studies and the use of online data bases. Regular training sessions led by experienced Bloomberg trainers help you gain valuable practice in accessing and using market data. The Bloomberg platform also provides an opportunity for virtual trading practice and competitions.
The syllabus of the programme is in line with the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) professional qualifications. For those students planning to take the CFA examinations, revision sessions for Level I and Level II examinations are provided. These sessions are taught by professional tutors with industry experience and are provided free of charge. The programme is currently seeking accreditation from relevant professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Exemption from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Core Technical subjects CT2, CT7 and CT8 are in place.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
In State Tuition (per year): 9970 GBP
Out State Tuition (per year): 14150 GBP