MSc Finance and Investment

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2016

Programme overview

This programme is designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical sides of finance. It contains compulsory elements in Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods and offers optional units in areas including Derivatives, Investment Management and International Finance. 

The programme is suited for individuals with good undergraduate degrees in economics or accounting and finance, but a pathway through the programme also exists for those with more scientific backgrounds (eg An undergraduate education in mathematics, engineering or natural sciences). The programme structure is also flexible enough for you to specialise in that area of finance which suits you best.

Fees for 2016/17

Full time fees

UK/EU
£13,900
Overseas
£24,100

 

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2016/17

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment

Optional units

You are required to choose four units from the following options:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Cases in Financial Management
  • Derivatives
  • Investment Management
  • Quantitative Finance

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.

Dissertation

The MSc is completed with a research-based dissertation. This involves identifying and analysing a research question in finance under the guidance of a member of staff. The dissertation gives you an opportunity to explore an original problem, source and process the relevant financial data, analyse that data and learn to draw appropriate conclusions. The results are presented in a final report of up to 15,000 words.

Entry requirements

A first or good upper second-class honours degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Mathematics or another quantitative subject, such as Engineering, Physics or Computing (or equivalent).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Careers

The programme provides excellent preparation for careers in investment management, financial research, trading, consulting and corporate finance, and for further academic study in Finance.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our overall deadline is 1 July 2016.

The School continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Due to very high demand from students from China, applications from such students closed on 20 January 2016.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 24% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 54% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 22% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email: efim-pgadmissions@bris.ac.uk

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm

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