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Finance and Investment MSc

University of Exeter

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Streatham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This programme is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in investment analysis or portfolio management. Established in 1973, this was the very first Masters degree in finance in the UK and over the past 40 years has gained an international reputation for providing excellent training and academic knowledge.

The programme has been accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) since 2008 and we are proud to also be a CISI Centre of Excellence. This means you have the opportunity to work towards a qualification from the CISI in addition to your MSc.
Your employability is a main focus for us so we include a range of additional activities to help to develop your transferable skills including:

  • A non-assessed intensive financial database training course delivered by the data specialists from well-known financial data providers such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Bureau Van Dijk, the Standard, and Poor’s Global Market Intelligence
  • Intensive company analysis workshop run by a practitioner to help develop practical investment understanding, augment presentation skills and provide an insight into current real world information sources and techniques

This programme is designed to be flexible and is offered in either a nine or 12-month format:

The 9-month programme comprises 12 taught modules, five of which are compulsory modules that are taken in term one, and seven of which are selected from optional modules, and are taken during terms two and three.

The 12-month programme comprises nine taught modules, six of which are compulsory modules that are taken during terms one and two, and three of which are selected from optional modules, and are taken during terms two and three. Students also undertake a dissertation in term three.

Careers

Our Masters programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in Finance & Investment enables you to develop the professional and financial skills and subject expertise that makes you a valuable asset from day 1 of your career.

Careers in Finance and Investment

This degree programme can prepare you for a variety of roles, two of the most popular being:

Investment Analyst (market research, analysis of funds, trends for strategic planning)
Investment/Portfolio Manager (dealing with client’s portfolio & completing transactions)

By carefully selecting the research topic for your dissertation and your optional modules such as corporate finance, corporate governance, derivatives, international financial management, mergers or financial economics, you can start to develop a specialisation to enhance your employability.

Developing applied IT skills through using Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software systems as part of your modules, you will also have the latest technical know-how to kick-start your career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,200per year

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

University information

University of Exeter

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

The University of Exeter has 23,500 students, including 6,100 international students from 130 different countries.
Students will find engaged, inclusive, and safe communities, founded on shared values, at all three of the university's campuses in the South West of the UK.
Regular visits to international schools and education exhibitions, plus airport pick-up and international buddy schemes to help students arrive and settle in.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    153 70%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    52nd

    26

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