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Course summary

You are ambitious to succeed in the finance field, in a career that might encompass anything from hedge funds to investment banking. Your strong quantitative skills give you an ideal starting point as you begin to investigate the mechanisms that drive finance across different industries. Your interest in finance is matched by your desire to establish yourself in this highly competitive marketplace where pressure and risk accompany job satisfaction and financial rewards. Objectives The master's in finance programme is your opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the area. You kick off with a term of foundation modules that cement your understanding of finance, corporate finance, accounting and econometrics. You build on that core knowledge with a term where you tailor the course to your own subject preferences. You can choose to specialise in either finance or corporate finance, or to remain broad to acquire an all-round, post-graduate qualification in finance. Flexibility is built into the MSc Finance programme through a comprehensive choice of electives including a number of optional overseas electives in locations such as New York, Singapore & Dubai. You’ll be based within a stone’s throw of the City of London, giving your studies a uniquely practical orientation with regular teaching from senior bankers and finance professionals and unparalleled opportunities for networking

Modules

On the master's in Finance postgraduate degree you will:

  • Acquire a comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of finance
  • Develop your range of technical and conceptual skills
  • Gain broad experience of quantitative techniques
  • Develop your understanding of a wide range of financial issues across all industry sectors
  • Network with your peers and senior finance industry professionals in the City of London
  • Gain a highly valuable international, multicultural perspective
- Acquire a flexible qualification suitable for a wide range of roles in global finance.

Assessment method

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice. To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • eight core courses (15 credits each) and two additional core modules plus three electives (10 credits each)
or
  • three electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits)
or
  • one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits)
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Finance, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment
  • CFA Society of the UK

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution. Some level of previous study or evidence of skills in finance or quantitative methods is essential.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £31700 Whole course
International £31700 Whole course
England £31700 Whole course
Northern Ireland £31700 Whole course
Scotland £31700 Whole course
Wales £31700 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Finance at City, University of London - UCAS