Finance

  • 7th in the Complete University Guide 2019
  • 11th for Accounting and Finance in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • One of a select group of universities worldwide with CFA® Institute ‘University Affiliation Program’ status
  • Simulations of global financial markets a component of most modules
  • Intensive computer training covering key financial databases and software systems
  • Option to extend your study by gaining a double degree or applying to the prestigious QTEM programme

Our well-established postgraduate finance programmes combine Gold-standard teaching with cutting-edge research. We provide you with the practical knowledge and skills to embark upon your chosen career in Finance, whether that be in fund management, international banking, or even marketing within the finance sector.

You will be taught by internationally respected academics, who are at the forefront of their research and have significant industry experience. You will also be exposed to the latest industry trends and develop your analytical skills to apply the latest techniques in finance.

To ensure you are equipped with the practical skills to succeed in the global workforce, we provide you with a hands-on experience of financial databases including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, S&P Capital IQ, MorningStar and Bureau van Dijk.

Many of our programmes also offer you the opportunity to study for professional qualifications alongside your Masters degree, for example the CFA Institute, the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) or the Chartered Banker Institute.

Finance research

We are a research intensive faculty and cover a wide range of themes which inform our teaching. These include firm valuation models, trading strategies, risk management and volatility modelling, mergers and acquisitions, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, portfolio management and innovation.

Finance programmes

ProgrammeDuration

MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management

Our flagship finance programme is ideal for anyone wishing to study advanced financial theory and looking to acquire expertise in investment analysis and fund management with the opportunity to undertake both Level I and II of the CFA exams.

Full time 1 year

MSc Finance and Investment

The very first Masters degree in Finance in the UK and is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in investment analysis or portfolio management. You have the opportunity to gain a qualification from CISI.

Full time 9 months or 1 year

MSc Finance and Marketing

With a range of innovative optional modules and dedicated career pathways within the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Banker Institute, you have the opportunity to tailor your studies to match your career aspirations and gain a professional qualification.

Full time 9 months or 1 year

MSc Finance and Management

This programme is ideal for anyone wanting to gain a solid foundation in finance, an overview of the management functions within an organisation and an introduction into the main ideas and functions of international business and marketing.

Full time 9 months or 1 year
MSc Financial Mathematics Full time 1 year