This structure is for new students and those who registered after 1 July 2018.
Current students who registered before this date can find their programme structure here.
|Programme convenor:||Prof Pasquale Scaramozzino|
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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 four majors:
The MSc Finance programme's four 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Modules and programme structure
You will study six modules: four core modules and two elective modules selected from the lists below.
- Derivatives *M433
- Financial EngineeringM482
- Econometric Analysis and ApplicationsM432
- Econometric Principles and Data AnalysisM430
- Financial EconometricsM459
- Modelling Firms and MarketsM458
- Risk Management: Principles and ApplicationsM423
- Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking CrisesM456
- Banking and Capital MarketsM426
- Corporate FinanceM421
- Corporate GovernanceM444
- Finance in the Global marketM442
- International FinanceM429
- Macroeconomic Policy and Financial MarketsM425
- Microeconomic Principles and PolicyM457
- The IMF and Economic PolicyM413
* The final examination for Derivatives will be held in 2019. Students are encouraged to study Financial Engineering in its place.
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.
This programme takes a minimum of two years to complete. Each module lasts 10 weeks. You are registered for a maximum of five years.
Education and experience
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. You will meet the English language requirement if you have passed any of the following within the past three years:
- (IELTS) International English Language Testing System (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0 or above, including a minimum of 7.0 on the written sub-test
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) with an overall score of 67 or above, including a minimum of 67 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening elements
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with an overall score of 185 or above, including a minimum of 185 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening sub-tests
- (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language with an overall score of 95 or above, including a minimum of 24 attained on the reading and writing skills sub-tests and a minimum of 25 attained on the speaking sub-test and 22 attained on the listening sub-test.
You are required to have internet access to participate in this programme.
The regulations are also the rules which govern the relationship between students and the University of London. The regulations are reviewed and published annually and are subject to change.
The programme specification gives a broad outline of the structure and content of the programme, the entry level qualifications, as well as the learning outcomes students will achieve as they progress.