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  • Objectives
    Aims The MSc in Finance is a Masters programme for students wishing to specialise in finance. The programme focuses on a series of advanced topics in finance. Such topics include advanced corporate finance, econometrics, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, empirical finance and asset pricing. The programme puts a strong emphasis on research-led teaching and students will be expected to write a dissertation in one of the cutting-edge research areas of finance. The programme is designed to give you a competitive edge in the changing job market by: Expanding your knowledge of finance. Developing the skills required to make investment and financing decisions. Enhancing your understanding of differences across financial systems. Encouraging the development of your key personal skills.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Usually a good upper second class degree in finance, accounting and finance, or economics. Our standard English requirements for overseas students are: IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6 in each category or TOEFL 617 with 4.5 on the Test of Written English, which must be taken as a separate part of the TOEFL test, or 260 in the computer-based test with 5 in the TWE. Candidates from non-UK universities may be required to take GMAT.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Finance
  • Course description
    Course content

    Two taught semesters, followed by a dissertation.

    Core modules

    -Modern Finance
    -Raising Capital
    -Corporate Restructuring & Governance
    -Topics in Empirical Finance
    -Asset Pricing
    -Quantitative Methods
    -Applied Macroeconometrics or Applied Microeconometrics

    Optional modules (you will choose one)

    -Development Finance
    -International Money & Finance
    -Financial Statements Analysis

    Followed by a dissertation supervised by staff in either the Economics Department or the Management School.

    Teaching
    -Lectures
    -Seminars
    -Case studies
    -Group work for collaborative learning
    -Augmented with web-based discussion groups

    Assessment
    -Coursework
    -Individual assignments
    -Group projects
    -End-semester examinations
    -Project

    Certificate/Diploma in Finance
    Students who successfully complete the first semester but do not proceed receive the Certificate. Those who pass both semesters' modules but do not proceed receive the Diploma.

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