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Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk) - MSc

University of Kent

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Finance (Finance, investment and Risk) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organisations. In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge. This pathway has been specially designed to develop your practical finance skills and give you real-world business knowledge. It prepares you for a career in investment banks, financial and management consultancies, auditing firms, risk management departments of financial institutions and government departments.

You gain a sound understanding of the theories that underpin modern techniques in investment and risk management. The application of the theories is demonstrated in our finance lab with the aid of Bloomberg, via case studies and the use of online databases. Regular training sessions led by experienced Bloomberg trainers help you gain valuable practice in accessing and using market data. The Bloomberg platform also provides an opportunity for virtual trading practice and competitions. The programme aims to: Develop students’ existing skills and knowledge and to provide students’ with an advanced conceptual understanding of the key issues in Finance/Financial Management; Provide students with the knowledge to be able to evaluate relevant literature critically; Provide students with a theoretical framework so as to understand, interpret and analyse key issues in finance; Provide students with knowledge of research methodologies adopted in empirical research; Provide students with the skills to test and evaluate theoretical models; Develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills, research skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills; Provide preparation for and/or development of a career in the field of Finance/Financial Management by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level, or as preparation for research or further study in the area; Add value to a first degree by developing in individuals an integrated and critical awareness and understanding in the field of financial services; Provide teaching and learning opportunities that are informed by high quality research and scholarships, from within the Kent Business School and elsewhere. Develop students’ ability to develop independent self-directed research.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,800per 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 Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103

    31st out of 123 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    130 59%

    37th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    72nd

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    135 62%

    44th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    59th

    28

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