The MSc Finance and Investment degree provides a structured programme for those seeking positions in finance and investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity: derivative markets, equity markets and fixed interest markets. It will allow you to focus upon advanced developments in finance and investment to meet your interests and career aspirations. The course will increase your knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines including specialist modules in specific areas of finance. It will increase your capability to undertake critical evaluation of core business and finance disciplines, developing your ability to examine and assess different aspects of the financial environment.

Course structure

You must complete a total of eight taught modules andan individual dissertation on an approved subject relevant to your field of study. You can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on a finance and investment topic according to your individual interests and career requirements.


Typical core modules:

  • Capital Market Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Investment
  • Dissertation
  • Fixed Interest Investment
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Finance and Investment

Typical optional modules*:

  • Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
  • International Finance
  • The Economics of Strategy and Market Structure

*Not all optional modules will necessarily run each session.

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Applicants must have a first degree in business/economics/management (with a significant quantitative finance and/or econometric component).

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)     
  • TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
  • PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test.

Career prospects

This course is ideal for those wanting a career in accountancy, auditing, business development, financial advice, investment management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, research, risk assurance, tax consultancy and trading.