Investment Management at Keele University - UCAS

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Course summary

The unpredictability of the global economy and challenges of finding the right investment, then generating the highest returns on behalf of clients mean that a career in wealth management is definitely not for the faint hearted. There’s a reason why investment management offers some of the highest salaries in the financial services sector and why there’s always demand for talented and ambitious individuals. So, if you’ve an analytical mind, thrive on pushing the boundaries and the thought of high pressure financial decisions excites you, our MSc Investment Management will prepare you to make your mark in this fast-paced, fast-growing profession. Why choose this course?

  • Keele is ranked 3rd in the UK for business by the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES 2019)
  • Curriculum has been designed to match over 70% of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute’s (CFA) Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), preparing you the sit the CFA's exams
  • Access to our Bloomberg Suite with all its economic, financial and business real-time data, world news, analyses and reports from the world’s biggest financial organisations
  • Get paid to work alongside an academic expert on a ‘live’ research project to help local SMEs bring innovative products and services to market quicker through Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme (KRISP)
  • Option to complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certificate free of charge
Fee pressures, margin compression, changing investor preferences and higher customer expectations are driving competition within the world’s financial markets, increasing the demand for highly-skilled professionals able to develop innovative, sophisticated investment management strategies which mitigate risk and maximise returns. On our MSc, you’ll learn about the principles, tools and techniques of investment management, experiencing first-hand how to apply them in real-life financial situations, analysing case studies and working with real-world data in our state-of-the-art Bloomberg Suite. In doing so, you’ll develop the skills needed to tackle the challenges in 21st century capital markets. You will gain an in-depth understanding of financial and management accounting, economics, international financial markets, statistical analysis, financial modelling, investment and portfolio management and derivatives and financial risk management. Suited to graduates in finance-related subjects and those working within investment banking, financial services or the financial function of global corporations, this programme is designed to nurture future leaders in the financial services sectors, occupying key roles such as analysts, fund managers and bankers. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

You will need at least a Second-Class Undergraduate Honours degree (2.2), or overseas equivalent, in any subject. Students who have appropriate professional qualifications (e.g., ACCA, CIMA) or relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants will need to provide 1 academic reference. The English Language entry requirement for International students is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes. During your degree programme you can study additional English language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

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Investment Management at Keele University - UCAS