Programme Director: Prof. Pasquale Scaramozzino
The MSc Finance enables you to deepen your understanding of financial markets, banks, and their relation to economic performance. It provides a sound platform for advancing your career in finance and policy. Because finance is so wide ranging, the degree enables you to choose between three majors:
The MSc Finance programme's three alternative Major pathways enable you to select a study path best suited to your objectives and skills.
The MSc Finance (Quantitative Finance) is designed principally for postgraduates whose work in banks and other financial institutions requires knowledge of statistical (particularly econometric) and quantitative approaches to risk and derivatives. It is particularly suitable if you have a first degree in engineering, applied science, applied mathematics, economics, or similar subjects, but also suitable for others with quantitative skills.
If you have any further questions about the overall programme content and its suitability for you, please email email@example.com.
As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for senior research and other positions in banking, fund management, consultancy, central banks and international bodies.
You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in finance, economics, or another appropriate discipline. Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.
For all of our modules you are required to have a high level of English language ability in reading and writing and in study skills.
If your first degree was not taught in English, you will need to provide evidence of language ability as tested by the British Council or another registered body. This is equivalent to a score of 7.0 overall in the IELTS test, or 7.0 in both reading and writing.
You are required to have internet access to participate in this programme.
This programme takes a minimum of two years to complete. Each module lasts eight weeks. You are registered for a maximum of five years.
Programme structure and modules
You will study five core modules listed below plus you will choose three other modules from the list of electives.
- Econometric Analysis and Applications
- Econometric Principles and Data Analysis
- Financial Econometrics
- Modelling Firms and Markets
- Risk Management: Principles and Applications
- Banking and Capital Markets
- Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking Crises
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Finance in the Global Market
- International Finance
- Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
- Microeconomic Principles and Policy
- The International Monetary Fund and Economic Policy
To make an application, or to find out more about fees and our admissions procedure, please visit our Apply page.