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Course summary

If you are seeking to move into a career in finance, our MSc in Finance and Investment will give you the practical and academically-rigorous grounding you need. Covering everything from financial market frameworks and concepts, through to strategic decision making and risk management, you will gain a realistic insight into current practice in the finance and investment world, and be expertly equipped with a toolbox of financial techniques you can apply in your work from day one. This course has been accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the CFA institute under the former name of MSc Finance. We are currently working towards affiliation of the new name MSc Finance and Investment.


Compulsory modules: fundamentals of financial management; financial instruments; financial statement analysis; fund management; risk management; corporate financial strategy; quantitative research methods. Optional modules: corporate financial reporting; financial engineering; principles of financial intermediation; financial investments in practice; masters; dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessments will be a mix of assignments, supervised mini-projects, role playing exercises, group work, simulations, presentations and examinations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

Entry requirements

Applicants need an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in a business, business-related or quantitative discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution. If the applicant does not hold a 1st degree, they are required to have completed parts 1 and 2 of the ACCA syllabus, or the SII diploma, plus 2 years relevant work experience, or a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience and to take a written test before being accepted. Applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to meet the UK Border Agency and Universities minimum English language requirements, such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

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Finance and Investment at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS