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City, University of London

Investment Management

The MSc in Investment Management is founded on three principles: academic rigor, relevant knowledge and an international orientation.

You will acquire a sound knowledge of the theoretical foundations that underpin modern investment and risk management techniques. These principles are applied in practice via case studies and the use of online databases such as Bloomberg and simulators. The practical aspect is delivered with extensive input from City of London institutions. Many leading practitioners teach on the course, providing a vital link between theory and practice.

The MSc in Investment Management is a demanding course. During the course you will cover the traditional syllabus of a general Masters degree in finance and develop extensive expertise in a range of specialised areas such as the management of equity and bond portfolios; trading techniques; asset-liability management; risk management; alternative investments; venture capital and management of foreign exchange.

Entry requirements

MSc: A UK 2.1 or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
Some level of previous study or evidence of skills in finance or quantitative methods is essential.
IELTS/GMAT, if reports available.
Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable.
Two references.
Work experience is not a requirement of this course.
Transcript/interim transcript;
Current module list if still studying;
CV; and
Personal statement (500-600 words).

Course modules

Term 1: equity analysis; fixed income; portfolio theory; quantitative methods in investment management; research methods module. Term 2: alternative investments; structured products; advanced financial statement analysis; portfolio management. Term 3
MSc Research Project; or 5 electives*:
Energy Project Investment & Finance;
Corporate Restructuring;
Introduction to Banking;
Private equity in Emerging Markets (Advanced);
Credit Risk Management;
Trading & Market Microstructure;
Ethics, Society and the Finance Sector;
Mergers and Acquisitions;
Energy Markets;
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation in Banks;
Advanced Company Valuation;
Foreign Exchange;
Technical Analysis and Trading Systems;
Visual Basics in Finance. *If you are a Tier 4 student visa holder and wish to follow the five electives route in the third term your formal course end-date will be moved forward to 31 July 2015. City has a legal obligation to report the change in your circumstances to UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration). Consequently, your Tier 4 student visa will be curtailed (shortened) to 60 days after the new course end date (to the end of September). The Institution cannot continue to sponsor your Tier 4 visa after the completion of the electives as continued engagement with the course is no longer required.

Assessment methods

To satisfy the requirements of the degree programme students must complete: eight core courses and five electives or one elective and a Business Research Project. Assessment of modules on the MSc in Investment Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 28,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 28,500 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 28,500 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 28,500 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 28,500 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 28,500 (Year 1) International 1 Years

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