Finance

  • 7th in the Complete University Guide 2019
  • 7th for Accounting and Finance in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
  • One of a select group of universities worldwide with CFA® Institute ‘University Affiliation Program’ status
  • Strong links with professional firms and institutes including ACCA
  • 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 the latest academic theories with practical skills and are taught by internationally respected academics, who are at the forefront of the latest industry trends and have significant industry experience.

You will gain hands-on experience to develop your analytical skills and understanding of financial databases including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Capital IQ, enabling you to launch a dynamic career in a wide range of sectors.

Many of our programmes also offer you the opportunity to study for professional qualifications alongside your Masters degree with the CFA® Institute, the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, ACCA, The Chartered Institute of Taxation or the Chartered Banker Institute. This combined with our strong links to professional firms and institutions, means your Masters degree will be widely recognised in today’s competitive global marketplace.

You can also take advantage of our career mentoring scheme, influential networking events, and guest lectures supported by professional financial experts to help build and sustain your career. Upon graduation, you will join an influential, global network of alumni and stand out from your peers.

 

Finance research

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.

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.

12 months

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.

9 or 12 months

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.

9 or 12 months

MSc Finance and Management

This programme has been designed 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.

9 or 12 months

MSc Financial Technology (Fintech)

This programme is ideal for students from a variety of backgrounds who are looking to launch a career in this exciting industry. In addition to the academic knowledge you will gain, you will develop the practical skills required including coding though our unique ‘Hackathon’ module and a variety of innovative teaching methods.

12 months

MSc Money, Banking and Finance 

This programme focuses on the application of advanced economics and finance theories to commercial money markets and banking. If you wish to pursue a career in finance and economics in the international banking sector, this programme is an ideal choice.

12 months