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Postgraduate taught

MSc Finance and Marketing

UCAS code 1234
Duration 9 months full time
12 months full time
Entry year 2021
Contact

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Phone (UK):
0300 555 6060
Phone (International):
+44 (0)1392 723044

Programme Director: Dr Linquan Chen

Entry requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics or related discipline.

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Finance

Overview

  • For students wanting to specialise in marketing within the banking and financial services sectors
  • Acquire the technical knowledge to understand how financial services products work, together with the marketing acumen necessary to compete successfully in this highly competitive sector.
  • Undertake non-assessed intensive computer training covering Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Datastream, Eikon, MorningStar, S&P Capital IQ and other key financial databases and software systems
  • Enjoy a range of innovative optional modules and dedicated career pathways with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) to tailor your studies to match your career aspirations
  • Gain professional recognition and join a worldwide network of like-minded individuals to help build and sustain your career.

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Triple accredited Business School

Accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB

7th in The Complete University Guide 2019

Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities

One of a select group of universities worldwide with CFA® Institute ‘University Affiliation Program’ status

Entry requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative* ability is essential. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Prerequisites

In order to apply for the MSc Finance and Marketing applicants must have passed at 2:1 level at least one module in a mathematical/quantitative subject in their undergraduate degree and must offer at least four more modules at 2:1 level in any of the following: Accounting, Economics, Finance and Mathematics.

*Mathematics modules may include, for example, Algebra, Calculus, Econometrics, Statistics, Probability or Optimisation.

Pre-Masters programme for international students

The Graduate Diploma in Finance run by the INTO University of Exeter Centre is a pre-Masters programme designed to enhance your subject knowledge, study skills and English ability. Successful completion of the Diploma (subject to achieving the specific grades of entry) gives students from overseas the skills needed for acceptance onto this Masters programme.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Course content

The only difference between the 9-month and 12 month courses is that the 12-month course includes a dissertation. Students on the 9 month course take additional taught modules to make up these learning credits. Both programmes have exactly the same entry requirements and result in exactly the same award.

The 9 month variant of this programme is available for study nine months full-time over three terms from September to June and is University-based throughout this time.

  • During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.
  • Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.

The 12 month variant of this programme is available for study twelve months full-time from September to September and is University-based throughout this time.

  • During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.
  • Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.

Fees

2021/22 entry

UK fees per year:

£15,300 full-time

International fees per year:

£25,000 full-time

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January 2021 entry

UK/EU fees per year:

£14,800 full-time

International fees per year:

£24,200 full-time

Scholarships

Global Excellence Scholarships are available for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.

£1 million in scholarships available

We want to ensure that postgraduate study remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future. We therefore have a range of full and part-fee scholarships for postgraduate students looking to study at the Business School in 2020. Please see our scholarships page for more information.

Teaching and research

Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Lectures

The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.

Seminars and tutorials

Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments.

Research-led teaching

University of Exeter Business School research has global impact, with the majority of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.*

*Research Excellence Framework 2014

We are a research intensive faculty and cover a wide range of themes which inform our teaching. Our research is driven by the understanding that accounting and finance continues to play a fundamental role in organisations and society. As a result, many of our inspiring academics are regularly invited to advise policy-makers at institutions including H.M Revenue and Customs, International Accounting Standards Board, Financial Reporting Council, the Pensions Regulator, and the Bank of England.

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

The Business School is home to the following research centres:

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The Masters in Finance and Marketing is perfect for me because it means I can specialise in financial services whilst focusing on marketing and consumer behaviour. This is especially important as the finance industry adapts to new technologies and a new generation of consumers.

Diana

MSc Finance and Marketing

Careers

Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in Finance and Marketing enables you to develop the marketing and financial skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your marketing career.

Careers in Finance and Marketing

This degree programme prepares you for a variety of roles related to marketing communications in the competitive world of financial services, comprising: Actuarial, Insurance, Regulation & Compliance, Retail Banking and Risk Management. It is an excellent conversion programme for those wishing to specialise in marketing and the promotion of financial services, whether your first degree is in general marketing, business, accounting, finance or another discipline. With intensive computing training covering Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software being incorporated into relevant modules, you will also develop highly valued IT skills.

By carefully selecting your optional modules, you can start to develop a specialisation to enhance your employability and achieve Graduate Gateway status from the CIM or Associate Chartered Banker designation from the CBI.

  • Potential employers include:
  • Financial services providers – often multi-nationals like Hiscox, Oliver Wyman, Willis, Swiss Re, Mercer
  • Diverse international groups which have diversified intro financial services (e.g. supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s or Tesco)
  • Specialist organisations by sector (Risk, Insurance) and by country (e.g. Ping An Insurance Group in China)
  • Regulation – managed by specific regulators in each country, like the FCA in the UK

Graduates from this programme have secured roles at a wide range of organisations including China Merchants Bank, HSBC, Prestige, China Development Bank, ZAI Corporate Finance, and Red Bull.

Further information can be found at:

Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career.

Developing your skills and career prospects

 

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.

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Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities

Double Degree

Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer two fantastic Double Degree options with:

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
  • Fudan University School of Economics in China*

*The opportunity to study with Fudan is specific to MSc EconomicsMSc Economics & Econometrics, MSc Money, Banking and Finance and MSc Financial Economics programmes.

For more information on Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.