Finance (F67) at Open University - UCAS

Open University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Finance (F67) (Taught)

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Course summary

This qualification is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance – whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It provides a thorough grounding in areas such as the financing of companies and other organisations, instruments and structures of financial markets, financial decision-making, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting. It develops competencies in applying statistical and econometric techniques and equips you with knowledge of the fundamentals of Islamic finance, ethics, as well as corporate financial strategy and governance. You can choose to specialise either in derivatives and financial risk management or in investment and portfolio management. You'll also develop research skills and techniques relevant to higher academic qualifications by completing a dissertation on a finance topic of your choice which will be relevant to your interests or career development. Key features of the course

  • Provides an up-to-date perspective on both theory and practice in national and international contexts
  • Acquire and apply the most important tools for financial, statistical and econometric analysis and decision support
  • Develops your ability to evaluate published research, use relevant theory, and apply research methods and techniques to new situations
  • Develops your skills in data collection and modelling using databases, such as Refinitiv Eikon, and statistical software, such as Stata.


To gain this qualification, you'll complete five modules. Three are compulsory:

  • Financial markets and the financing of organisations
  • Financial strategy: valuation, governance and ethics
  • Research methods for finance
Next, you can choose either of the following:
  • Investment and portfolio management
  • Derivatives and risk management
Finally, you’ll complete a dissertation module, in which you will carry out a research project and write a dissertation based on a work-based project.

Entry requirements

You must hold a bachelors degree awarded by a recognised UK university or equivalent. Please contact us if you hold a qualification that you believe is an equivalent level to a UK degree to ensure that it meets the requirements for admission. This degree requires an aptitude for analytical and quantitative methods to engage with theories of finance and their applications. You should possess a good working knowledge of maths and be confident with spreadsheets. To help you decide whether you are ready, you’ll find more information by following the links to our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

As fees for individual modules can vary, the total cost you pay for your qualification depends on the modules you choose to study. For further information about fees, please refer to the course description on The Open University website.
Finance (F67) at Open University - UCAS