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Course summary

This programme is designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical sides of finance. It contains compulsory elements in asset pricing, corporate finance, financial reporting and analysis, quantitative methods and empirical finance, and offers optional units in areas including derivatives, financial modelling, investment management, advanced corporate finance, banking, credit risk, and behavioural finance. The programme is suitable for students with good undergraduate degrees in finance, economics or accounting, as well as those with more scientific backgrounds (for example an undergraduate education in mathematics, engineering or natural sciences).

Assessment method

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2024/msc-finance-investment.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

Entry requirements

A strong upper second-class honours degree (65% or higher) or international equivalent in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Computing. OR If your degree subject is not listed above, you must have evidence of an upper second class honours degree which includes three units of mathematics (see Maths qualification requirements) with 60% or above (or international equivalent) in each unit. For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies. We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply. We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following: - evidence of significant (minimum of 2 years in a piad role) relevant work experience in sectors such as Finance, Accounting, Economics, Investment. - a relevant postgraduate qualification. If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £19500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £19500 Year 1
Scotland £19500 Year 1
Wales £19500 Year 1
Channel Islands £19500 Year 1
EU £39000 Year 1
International £39000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Finance and Investment at University of Bristol - UCAS