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Course summary

Our MSc Finance and Investment programme focuses on how financial markets and capital markets function and the role of different players, such as investors, firms and institutions, in the markets. Our programme is research-led, up-to-date, and quite rigorous in nature. Our programme will enhance your global career opportunities. Our hands-on approach is data-driven. We have access to a number of databases on various topics. For instance, through real-time access to our Bloomberg Terminals, you will learn to utilise data to analyse financial instruments that will underpin your investment decisions. You will also gain a broad understanding of the sector through modules that cover topics including corporate finance, capital market analysis, and security valuation. This course is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute's university recognition programme. This status is granted to select institutions that have incorporated at least 70% of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into their degree programmes. Furthermore, as an affiliated university, we are closely connected to professional practice. You will have the option to take industry-recognised digital qualifications by Microsoft and SAP alongside your course, which will develop your digital skills. An advanced finance and investment degree from Nottingham University Business School will help to bring your potential to the attention of top local as well as global employers.


The course is made up of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation on a subject of your choice. In semester one, you will take modules in capital market analysis, corporate finance and quantitative research methods for finance and investment. In semester two, you will take two further required modules on derivative investment and fixed interest investment. In addition, you will also choose two optional modules from a range of topics including international finance, behavioural finance and venture capital. After completing your semester two modules, you will undertake a 12,000-word dissertation, with one-to-one support from an expert academic supervisor. This will demonstrate your ability to undertake independent research in the area of finance and investment.

Assessment method

The methods of assessment for all the core modules include group coursework and exams. Most optional modules in the programme are assessed by exams only.

Professional bodies

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


Entry requirements

2:1 (international equivalent) in finance, economics, business studies, accounting or financial engineering/mathematics. Outstanding degrees in any quantitative discipline (for example, natural sciences, computer science) also considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must have a strong quantitative/mathematics background and in their final two years of study have achieved a 2:1 (60%) in a minimum of two modules covering at least two of the following subjects: mathematics, statistics, quantitative methods, quantitative finance specialisms, and econometrics. IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Finance and Investment MSc at University of Nottingham - UCAS