MSc Finance

The Masters in Finance is an ideal preparation for careers in finance, financial management or higher education. The programme provides specialist study in financial markets, investments, financial instruments and risk management.

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.

Programme content

Find out more about the structure and content of the Finance MSc.