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Investment Fund Management

Investment Fund Management focuses on the key areas of investment fund management with particular emphasis on hedge fund management and applications of financial engineering. It is ideally suited for those who want to pursue a career in investment fund management.

**Academic contact: business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

This Masters provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how an investment fund works, legal aspects of the assets under management and the risk related to different asset classes.

You will learn to use, evaluate and apply trading strategies for managing risk using portfolios of equity, bond and derivatives of financial products. You will also learn to adopt advanced quantitative techniques for optimising your risk-return investment profile.

The programme will enhance your critical understanding on issues relevant to the analysis of unregulated investment funds considering many factors such as the risk profile of a fund investment strategy, structure, leverage and liquidity.

You will have access to Bloomberg data and a dedicated trading floor, providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills regarding investing decisions and prepare you for a career in investment fund management.

**Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited**
**www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/**

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You will take four core and two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

**Core courses**
- Advanced portfolio analysis

- Financial markets, securities and derivatives

- Hedge fund risk management

- Portfolio analysis and investment.

**Optional courses may include**
- Applied computational finance

- Basic econometrics

- Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)

- Financial market micro structure

- Mathematical finance

- The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
This programme provides you with a competitive advantage to work in various fields of investment fund management such as asset management companies, hedge funds, wealth management banks, regulators and central banks. Graduates have followed careers as investment analysts, wealth management trainees, and mergers and acquisitions analysts. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
overall score 6.5
two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
Reading: 20
Listening: 19
Speaking: 19
Writing: 23
CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

You will take four core and two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses:
Advanced portfolio analysis
Financial markets, securities and derivatives
Hedge fund risk management
Portfolio analysis and investment.

Optional courses may include:
Applied computational finance
Basic econometrics
Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
Financial market micro structure
Mathematical finance
The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,500 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,650 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,650 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,650 (Year 1) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,650 (Year 1) EU 12 Months

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