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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Investment and Finance MSc

  • Comprehensive training in finance
  • Special focus on asset pricing, portfolio construction and financial derivatives
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) pathway available which provides intensive preparation for CFA Level I exam

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
  • State-of-the-art building
  • Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals

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
Four compulsory taught modules plus one of two quantitative 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

75% Modules
25% Dissertation

For the standard pathway you'll be assessed by 75% taught modules and 25% dissertation. For the CFA pathway you'll be assessed by 83% taught modules and 17% dissertation. If you take the research project you'll be assessed over 11 taught modules and your project

Career paths

Graduates go on to a wide range of careers in the financial sector, especially as analysts, traders or portfolio managers in investment banks, hedge funds or pension funds.

This course was ranked in the top 30 globally in 2016/17 for getting job in hedge fund, private equity or in asset management.

Previous graduates from this course have moved into careers as:

  • Management consultants
  • Business analysts
  • Finance and investment analysts
  • Financial accounts managers.

At organisations such as:

  • Bloomberg
  • Deloitte LLP
  • PwC.

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 a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

  • Advice for UK and EU students
  • Advice for international students

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,950per 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

    41st

  • 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

    25th out of 105 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    151 68%

    21st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    19th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    97th

    1

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