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Behavioural Finance

The MSc Behavioural Finance is an established interdisciplinary course specialising in one of the most exciting and emerging areas of Finance.

You will be immersed into two of the top schools in the country for both Finance and Psychology, and will study a thorough and balanced curriculum of both disciplines. This is the only postgraduate degree in the UK which blends both subjects evenly.

The study of finance and psychology progresses through the programme so that you will obtain a critical grasp of core theory as well as application and analysis skills through a practice-centred approach which includes hands-on sessions, case studies and trading simulations.

Designed to equip you with the transferable skills prized by employers both within and outside of traditional banking and finance sector, you will broaden your vocational knowledge and build a mixture of marketable quantitative expertise and soft skills.

Utilise the ICMA Centre's affiliations with international financial organisations, including the International Capital Market Association in Zurich and Thomson Reuters.

Experience world-class student facilities, including over 100 state-of-the-art trading simulation terminals supported by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, and equipped with the latest trading technology and software.

Benefit from being part of Henley Business School, the world renowned, triple-accredited leader in business education and become part of its 70,000-strong alumni network that spans over 150 countries.

**Careers**

Despite the volatile nature of the financial markets, demand for well-qualified recruits remains high.

Students schooled in the field of behavioural finance are in demand as investment banks, asset managers and associated industries attempt to understand investment patterns and pricing bubbles that cannot be explained by conventional finance theories. The finance industry has been showing increasing attention to behaviourally driven investment philosophies over the last few years.

Many of our Alumni are currently enjoying successful careers with multinational companies, consulting firms, government agencies and regulatory organizations throughout the world.

Graduates will also gain the knowledge and skills required to continue their studies at doctoral level.

**Modules**

- Behavioural finance

- Behavioural economics

- Introduction to psychology for finance

- Human motivation

- Securities, futures and options

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Sample modules may include:

* Behavioural finance

* Behavioural economics

* Introduction to psychology for finance

* Human motivation

* Securities, futures and options

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,750 (Whole course) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,750 (Whole course) International 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Channel Islands 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Channel Islands 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) EU 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) England 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Wales 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Scotland 9 Months

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