Wales accounts for 49,000 employees in the financial and professional services sector, and is predicted to see further growth in the next 10 years, as the sector grows, there will be an increase in demand for a skilled workforce. The MSc Finance and Investment aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed for an understanding of the theories, techniques and regulatory environment of financial market investment. You will study a range of finance and investment modules from both a theoretical and practical point of view, through academic reading and use of simulation software and powerful financial databases. A study of research methods in a finance and investment context will prepare you to undertake your own research project in an area of finance and investment with supervision from expert academic staff. You will also have the opportunity to choose an optional module in an area of specialism such as multinational operations in finance and banking or quantitative methods for financial markets.
Students will take the following modules: •Investment and portfolio analysis •Financial services regulation, law and compliance •Corporate finance •Corporate governance •Research methods •Dissertation Option from: •Multinational operations in finance and banking •Quantitative methods for financial markets •Corporate financial reporting
Assessment is by a range of methods, predominantly coursework based assignments.
A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or an equivalent international qualification may also be acceptable.
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