As there is no generally recognised professional qualification in finance, it is particularly suitable for graduates in quantitative subjects who wish to prepare for careers in the financial services sector, and it provides a suitable advanced education in finance for good graduates from a wide range of disciplines.
Many holders of the MSc are now employed in senior positions in banks and financial institutions in the UK and world-wide. Several others have entered careers in higher education and research.
For those interested in studying to become a Chartered Financial Analyst, it is worth noting that the Finance MSc modules contribute widely to CFA study sessions at Levels I, II and III. Details of modules that relate to the CFA content are provided under Programme Content. In addition, we offer a non-assessed module that is closely related to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, CFA Level II.
Finally, the Finance MSc is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and a designated ACCA Pathway through the programme can be followed by students with suitable qualifications on entry.
Find out more about the structure and content of the Finance MSc.
Bringing the classroom alive
Masters students in Accounting and Finance take part in a dealing-room simulation, a business game organised by KPMG and a social evening.
The KPMG business game
Find out more about the unique business game used on our Masters programmes in Accounting and Finance.