MSc in Finance
Content and structure
21 September 2020 - 27 September 2020
28 September 2020 - 11 December 2020
1 February 2021 - 28 May 2021
June 2021 - September 2021
Dissertation / Practice Track
Please note that units and course information below refers to the 2019/20 academic year. 2020/21 content is likely to be similar but is subject to change.
Semester one: taught units
Semester two: taught units
You will take these units:
You will select two of these units:
- Risk management
- Financial engineering
- Financial statement analysis and company valuation
- Contemporary finance issues
- New venture financing
- Behavioural finance
Summer: Dissertation or Practice Track
You will finish the course by choosing one of these two options:
You will produce a unique piece of research using techniques learned throughout the year.
You will work with one of our partner organisations to solve a real business challenge. In teams, you will apply what you have learned and present your work to the company.
Practice Track: MSc students' view
Detailed course information
Teaching and learning
You’ll learn from academics who are experts in the field of finance.
You will experience a variety of teaching methods including:
- group coursework
- computer seminars
- case studies
- interactive lectures
All units are taught on campus.
Specialists from our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library offer a range of personal development opportunities. There are more options available through the Students’ Union.
Methods of assessment
Units are assessed by a combination of formal examinations and coursework.
As well as the cost of books, you will also need to cover the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You should budget at least £100 for this.
Some courses involve visits away from the University campus, and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence for such trips.
This course is regulated by the Office for Students.