|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 1st, 2:1 or good 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We also welcome applications from candidates with any science or engineering degree.
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 5.5)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Reference should be written on official letterhead, signed and dated. Please upload it in the Documents section.
This professionally recognised course provides advanced knowledge of finance and investment.
We develop your analytical skills and use of quantitative tools through industry-standard Bloomberg software. You tackle real-world investment decisions in our virtual trading floor, designed with input from a practicing Hedge Funder Manager. Our trading floor replicates the professional setting you might find in the City, allowing you to develop the skills needed in industry and gain an advantage in the graduate recruitment market.
You embark on a broad educational programme, preparing you to face the challenges of managing and working in organisations operating in varying and complex economic, social, political and cultural conditions. Upon graduation, you may be suitable for employment in a host of finance and investment posts.
You develop knowledge and skills in:
- portfolio theory
- fixed-income securities
- behavioural finance
- corporate finance
MSc Finance and Investment is taught at Essex Business School. We’re ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014) and we embed the latest academic thinking in our teaching to ensure you experience the cutting-edge of contemporary finance. We’re an internationally diverse school, with our Masters students joining us from more than 40 countries.
This course is also available to study part time and the University of Essex offers scholarships and discounts that you may be able to take advantage of. Essex Business School also offers a limited number of scholarships for the CFA level one exam and IMC level one and two exams to exceptional Masters students.
MSc Finance and Investment: Dissertation
Research Methods in Finance: Empirical Methods in Finance
Fixed Income Securities
Postgraduate Mathematics Preparation
Asset Pricing (optional)
By completing this course, you should understand the financial drivers of an increasingly complex business world and have the best foundation for your career in finance. In 2014, 87% of all of our Masters leavers were in work or further study within six months of graduating.
Many of our recent graduates work for high-profile organisations worldwide, including:
GlobeOp Financial Services
As well as enjoying careers in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy, many of our graduates are successful entrepreneurs.