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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Peel Park

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

INTRODUCTION

Our MSc Finance is an intensive postgraduate course, designed to develop a detailed understanding of the practical application of modern finance theories in the financial world. The programme tracks the CFA syllabus and from the outset, you will take a hands-on approach to handling data and dealing with complex financial models. This degree is taught on our Peel Park campus, close to Manchester city centre, by experienced staff who are specialists in their area.

The modules on this master’s programme are designed to be of maximum relevance as they incorporate the latest developments in the financial sector, equipping you with the skillset to work in all areas of the industry. You will gain the technological skills and independent thinking abilities essential to working alongside companies, and the confidence and self-esteem to progress to senior roles.

You will not only master the academic theory of the finance industry but become aware of the high ethical standards expected from you as a financial specialist. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in real-world application as we encourage you to apply your knowledge in new and unfamiliar environments when collaborating with our industry partners.

You will:

  • Study a practically-focussed course, learning from industry experts
  • Look at the latest developments in the financial sector
  • Gain experience in real-world application, learning about complex financial instruments and the working of financial markets
  • Make regular use of the Bloomberg trading machines
  • Study in a vibrant financial centre with industry and engagement opportunities

ASSESSMENT

Your learning will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework, some of which is undertaken on an individual basis and some in groups, may take the form of essays, analysis of practical problems and cases, discussion of readings, objective (multiple-choice) tests, computer-based assessment and other forms. Some coursework (in particular individual and group class presentations) may be partly assessed by your fellow students. You will receive structured feedback in respect of coursework to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of materials covered in each module.

CAREER

The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focused education is equally relevant today.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

The curriculum across our postgraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience. Our industry partners give us their input into the curriculum so that the teaching reflects industry’s current and future needs and you develop the skills that employers want. The Industry Collaboration Project, which forms the final third of your study, is designed to give you real-world experience so you can apply the theory you have learned.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,030per 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 Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    120 55%

    52nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    82nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    84th

    11

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