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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Challenge yourself on this practice-focused programme and develop the confidence, knowledge and skills for a successful career in finance.

Studying our MSc Finance programme will help you to succeed in an interconnected, diverse and ever-changing international environment by exposing you to current thinking in finance and real-world challenges.

We will provide you with an in-depth insight into strategic aspects of finance. You will explore the key topics of asset pricing, investment management and corporate finance, alongside developing your consultancy and research skills. The programme will enable you to pursue a specialist career in investment management or trading, working as a senior executive or consultant in corporate or financial institutions. A variety of module options will help you tailor your learning in specific aspects of finance to achieve your future career aspirations.

You will be exposed to cutting-edge trading simulations in our flagship Trading Room. The 56-seat capacity trading floor, is one of the largest in the UK and provides you with the opportunity to gain the practical skills required for life at the stock exchange. An Optional Bloomberg Certification is also offered.

The programme examines a range of contemporary issues in finance, including the use of innovative financial technologies and instruments, electronic trading, ethical financial decision making and the corporate financial life-cycle.

Distinctive features

• Training by practitioners: you will be provided with training to prepare you for investment banking professions by practitioners .
• The career enhancer service: professional advisors provide tailored support to enhance your entry into the workforce and achieve your career aspirations.
• Exposure to topical issues: the opportunity to enjoy events related to topical challenges, perhaps through the Finance and Trading Society - one of our largest societies.
• Activities in the Trading Room and development of practical skills: you will be exposed to cutting-edge trading simulations in our flagship Trading Room.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    159 72%

    14th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    85th

    3

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