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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Behavioural Finance MSc

  • Comprehensive training in finance
  • Special focus on behavioural economics (eg bounded rationality, overconfidence, 'nudging' people towards better decisions) and behavioural finance (eg mistakes in saving and investment, excess volume of trade, bubbles, predictability of financial markets)
  • Created in response to the popularity of behavioural economics and finance (eg Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002, 2013, and 2017 for work in these areas)
  • Optional, ungraded modules eg C++, Python, Matlab, financial trading on Bloomberg and other trading-room systems, technical analysis
  • Small number of students (10-25)
  • CFA pathway available which provides intensive preparation for CFA Level 1 exam

About the School of Economics and Finance (SEF)

  • 10th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • Close proximity to London’s financial districts (City of London and Canary Wharf)
  • Self-contained campus with on-site accommodation
  • Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals
  • QUMMIF investment fund invests real money (currently £40,000) based on analysis from students

  • Part of the CFA Institute’s Research Challenge (team of students competes against teams from other universities)

Facilities

  • State-of-the-art building
  • Virtual trading room with Reuters and Bloomberg trading terminals, Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation (TWS), and FXCM FX Trading Station

Structure

Optional pre-semester modules in maths and statistics
Five compulsory taught modules

Choose Between

Three elective modules
Dissertation (7,000 words)

OR

Five elective modules
Research Project (2,500 words)

The CFA pathway is identical except that:

students attend additional compulsory module preparing them for CFA Level I exam (often required by major employers in financial sector)
the dissertation is 4,000 words or if you choose the research project (2,500 words) you will also take an additional elective module.

Assessment

For the standard pathway you'll be assessed by 75% taught modules and 25% by your dissertation.

For the CFA pathway you'll be assessed by 83% taught modules and 17% by your dissertation.

Teaching

  • Taught by research-active academics as well as visiting city professional
  • Teaching of each module typically consists of a two-hour lecture and one-hour seminar (for solving homework) each week

Career paths

Wide range of careers in financial sector, especially as analyst/trader/portfolio manager in investment banks, hedge funds, or pension funds. Also, careers in public policy (especially in so-called "nudge units") or in marketing.

Our dedicated careers team offers students one-on-one appointments, support with job applications, practice interviews, information about internship opportunities, and employability events.

Funding

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Postgraduate loans (UK students)
  • Country-specific scholarships for international students

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen Mary University of London

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 103 8

    49th out of 118 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    160 73%

    13th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    27th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    96th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    147 68%

    31st

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    110th

    5

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