Finance and Investment, MSc

Finance and Investment, MSc

Based at our Greenwich Campus and situated within minutes of the financial centre of Canary Wharf, this programme provides rigorous coverage of finance and investment.

We are proud to say that we ranked within the top 3 for course satisfaction in Accounting and Finance in London, according to the 2016 Guardian University League Tables.

You should consider this programme if you are either working in or targeting a career in the finance industry. The programme is particularly suitable if you wish to undertake both an academic and professional qualification and have a business, economics or numerate background.

The degree will help you to prepare for chartered financial analyst examinations. The prestigious CFA qualification is becoming increasingly popular in key financial centres such as London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

The syllabus covers all key theoretical areas of finance and investment analysis. It also focuses strongly on developing analytical skills needed by the finance industry. The dissertation, which focuses on data analysis of financial markets, provides a key practical underpinning for the large body of theory covered.

You will be taught by academic staff with recent practitioner experience as well as strong research interests in finance.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enable you to become a competent and thoughtful practitioner in the field of finance and accounting
  • To develop your reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and judgement. You will be exposed to contemporary issues in the field through teaching that is strongly supported by research and professional practice
  • To provide you with an intellectually demanding academic programme of study which will develop your ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate key theoretical concepts and practical applications in finance and investment. A subsidiary aim is to prepare you to sit Level 1 and 2 examinations of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

Department

Accounting & Finance

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A good relevant/numerate first degree (usually 2.2 or an equivalent qualification) from a recognised university or higher education institute.
  • Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through examinations, coursework and a dissertation.

Career options

Graduates can pursue careers in investment and financial analysis such as investment management, corporate finance, financial management or consulting. The programme is also designed to help prepare students for the chartered financial analyst qualification, which is in great demand in many areas of the finance industry.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Accounting & Finance

We offer professional qualifications in accountancy, financial services or insurance and give students the chance to combine industry expertise with practical business skills.

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