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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 Banking MSc:

  • Comprehensive training in finance with special focus on investment banking (legal environment, strategic factors, valuation of firms, security issuance, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, etc)
  • Suitable for students with limited or no quantitative background, though willingness to take on numerical challenges is required
  • Wide range of elective modules
  • Optional, ungraded modules eg C++, Python, Matlab, financial trading on Bloomberg and other trading-room systems, technical analysis
  • CFA pathway available which provides intensive preparation for CFA Level 1 exam

School of Economics and Finance

  • Around 1,000 master’s students from all over the world
  • Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals
  • Wide range of elective modules
  • Wide range of optional short modules (on programming languages, trading platforms such as Bloomberg, etc.)
  • QUMMIF investment fund invests real money (currently £40,000) based on analysis from students

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

Standard pathway

Optional pre-semester modules in maths and statistics
Six compulsory taught modules
Three elective modules
Dissertation (7,000 words)

CFA pathway is identical except that:

students attend additional compulsory module preparing them for CFA Level I exam(often required by major employers in the financial sector)
dissertation is 4,000 words.

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.

Career paths

Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in the financial sector, especially in investment banking.

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 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)

£ 25,950per 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

    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

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    160 73%

    13th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    27th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    96th

    3

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