Master Finance

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  • Objectives
    In today's world there are many, varied career opportunities for graduates in finance. This course has been developed to offer a challenging programme designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the principle concepts and current thinking in modern finance. The course aims to deliver a balance of theory and strong practical components and to equip you with the skills and knowledge that will qualify you to follow specialist careers in the finance services sector, industry or government. The Department has strong links with City-based practitioners and these contacts have given advice and guidance on the programme structure, syllabus content, and in some cases will contribute to the delivery of certain modules. Students benefit from studying in the heart of the City, and are able to use the University's Bloomberg training terminals, giving access to a huge database of company information, news, financial instrument prices and valuation analytics.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally have at least a lower second Honours degree or equivalent qualification in finance, economics, accounting, business studies or related. Applicants with substantial relevant professional experience will also be considered. Exemptions from specific modules will be considered. Those without the standard requirements can attend the Graduate Diploma in Finance course prior to enrolling on this course.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Finance
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The course consists of six essential taught modules, four of which are core and two are options, together with a dissertation of 15,000 words.

    Core modules:

    -Quantitative Research Methods for Finance
    -Corporate Finance
    -Financial Markets and Portfolio Analysis
    -Managing Finance

    Optional modules (choose two):

    -Corporate Social Responsibility
    -Corporate Financial Planning
    -International Finance
    -Development Finance
    -Risk Hedging and Financial Instruments
    -Domestic and International Banking
    -Corporate Treasury Management

    Assessment
    Assessment is through a combination of coursework, exam and oral presentation.

    Career opportunities
    The course is designed to provide a solid understanding of key concepts and current issues in finance, preparing graduates for a range of finance-related careers in the banking and financial services sector, such as investment, risk and portfolio management, and financial employment in industry and in government. The course is also a stepping stone to further professional financial training.

    Attendance and duration
    Full-time: 1 year, 3 evenings a week
    Part-time (day & eve): 2 years, up to two days/evenings a week

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