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MSc Finance

Sharpen your analytical and critical reasoning skills, and hone your financial knowledge and technical proficiency with the MSc in Finance. This course will help to broaden your knowledge of financial strategies, econometrics, financial management and more, all with a global perspective of this complex industry. As a graduate, you’ll also be able to meet the needs of commerce and industry, having developed a critical appreciation of financial issues and their implications.

  • Learn how to apply modern financial techniques and models to real-world problems in the context of both national and international environments
  • Gain more control over your time with three flexible study options - study part time (choose 1 or 2 modules per term) or  full time
  • Enhance your career prospects and current vocational skills to a higher level
  • Benefit from Plymouth Graduate School of Management’s social space that helps create a vibrant and inclusive postgraduate community.

Gain a thorough understanding of finance including investment, financing, capital investments, capital structure and market efficiency, risk management and mergers. Specialist study is made of investments, focusing on equity derivatives, shares and bonds and on portfolio analysis. Econometrics is taught alongside, introducing you to a range of statistical techniques and their applications in economic analysis. You’ll then study international issues, cross-border obstacles and trading blocs that can hinder global business transactions. You will also study exchange rate movements, inflation and how this affects interest rates, currency options, financial futures and swaps. In addition, you have a choice of further study options to enable you to widen your knowledge in particular areas of finance. You will need to write a final dissertation.

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