Master Financial Markets and Derivatives

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  • Objectives
    The aim of the course is to provide advanced instruction and knowledge in financial markets and instruments, and in financial engineering together with the quantitative tools essential for understanding modern finance and research methods. The taught modules provide thorough coverage of equity and bond portfolio management, interest and currency risk management, and derivative securities. The dissertation introduces you to alternative research strategies and methodological issues, and provides training in the management and reporting of a research project in the area of finance.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally have at least a lower second Honours degree or equivalent qualification in either accounting and finance, business administration, business studies, economics, management science, mathematics or statistics. 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 course prior to enrolling on this course.
  • Academic title
    MSc Financial Markets and Derivatives
  • Course description
    Course structure

    Core modules (all modules must be taken):

    -Financial Derivatives
    -Structured Products
    -Financial Markets and Portfolio Analysis
    -Quantitative Research Methods for Finance
    -Risk Hedging and Financial Instruments

    Optional modules (one to be selected):

    -Corporate Finance
    -Economics of European Integration
    -International Finance
    -Law of Regulation
    -Mathematical Financial Engineering
    -Modelling and Forecasting Financial Markets

    The optional module may also be selected from another MSc course within the University subject to the course leader's approval.

    You must additionally complete a finance-related dissertation of between 10,000 and 20,000 words.

    A variety of assessment methods are used including traditional unseen examinations, open book computer workshops, essays, written reports, in-class tests and case study presentations.

    Career opportunities
    The course will be of particular interest to recent graduates seeking careers in, or already employed in, accounting or regulatory capacities, brokerage, capital markets, financial risk management, investment or retail banking, investment/ fund management, security analysis, trading, and treasury departments of national and international corporations.

    Attendance & duration

    Full-time: one year, three evenings per week
    Part-time (eve): two to four years, up to two evenings per week

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