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Finance and Investment Management

The programme syllabus draws extensively from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme curriculum and students will be supported to sit the CFA Level I examination alongside their studies. The CFA qualification is a globally recognised, postgraduate designation that provides a strong foundation of investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge required in the modern investment industry. Successful candidates will therefore graduate with an MSc from a Russell Group institution and have passed Level I of the CFA qualification. With a rigorous focus on both theory and application, students will benefit from leading edge insight and global perspective from city practitioners, building on firm foundations in quantitative skills, corporate finance, financial analysis, portfolio management, financial instruments and other critical areas. The programme aims to provide students with a solid understanding of the interaction of finance, financial markets and securities and investment analysis. On graduation they will have a good understanding of contemporary financial principles and know how these apply to financial intermediation, savings and investment. Students will also be trained in financial market applications of these theories and concepts in addition to learning how to use state-of-the-art industry analytics in their studies. The programme is designed to provide both academic knowledge and practical skills, allowing successful candidates to find employment in the financial services industry or a regulatory body related to financial markets.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules: Corporate finance; financial reporting and analysis; quantitative methods and economics; research skills. Semester 2 modules: Derivatives and alternative investments; equity and fixed income markets; portfolio management and ethics; regulation and ethics. Semester 3 module: Research project (dissertation).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 20,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,400 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years

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