Our MSc Finance programme is designed for aspiring financial professionals. We can help you accelerate your career prospects by sharpening your analytical and critical reasoning skills, and honing your financial knowledge and technical proficiency.
The programme applies modern financial techniques and models to real-world problems in the context of both national and international environments. We devote the beginning of the programme to a thorough understanding of the core principles of finance including investment, financing, capital investments, capital structure and market efficiency, risk management and mergers. Specialist study is made of investments, focusing on equity derivatives, shares and bonds and portfolio analysis. The essential tool of econometrics is taught alongside, introducing you to a range of statistical techniques and their applications in economic analysis.
In the second term our focus takes on a global perspective. You will study the international issues, cross-border obstacles and trading blocks that can hinder global business transactions. You will study exchange rate movements, inflation and how that affects interest rates, currency options, financial future and swaps. In addition, you have a choice of further study options to enable you to widen your knowledge in particular areas of finance.
You will also need to write a final dissertation.
What you study and when, depends on which of the three attendance options you choose.
• One year full-time
• Two years part-time block release. You attend both first terms of each year. You start your dissertation at a distance and complete at the end of the two years
• Two years part-time continuous learning. In the first year you take two modules in each term. In year two, term one, two modules are taken plus dissertation preparation which goes on until term two. In year two, term two you study one elective and the dissertation is completed by September
International Student Requirements:
If you do not have English as a first language you will be required to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) or equivalent.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
In State Tuition (per year): 11750 GBP
Out State Tuition (per year): 11750 GBP