What Will You Study

This programme provides advanced study of finance and is particularly suitable for graduates in quantitative subjects who wish to prepare for careers in the financial sector. We welcome graduates from a wide range of disciplines who want to consolidate their understanding of finance. Many MSc graduates are now employed in banks and financial institutions in the UK and worldwide. Others have entered careers in higher education and research.

Compulsory modules:

  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Principles of Financial Reporting
  • Financial Markets 

Optional modules (a total of four):

At least two from:

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Investment Management
  • Fixed Income Markets

Plus up to two from:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Reporting for Complex Entities
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Derivatives Pricing
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
  • Risk Management in Commercial Banking

Plus a dissertation in advanced topics in Accounting or Finance.