MSc Finance and InvestmentFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||Not fixed|
|Start date||September 2017|
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 the area of finance that suits you best.
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.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
- Asset Pricing
- Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
- Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment
You will choose four units from a list of options. The units available can vary from year to year but may include:
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Behavioural Finance
- Cases in Financial Management
- 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.
The final part of the MSc is 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.
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||
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.|
The programme provides excellent preparation for careers in investment management, financial research, trading, consulting and corporate finance, and for further academic study in finance.
Our usual overall deadline is 1 July 2017 for entry in September.
The school welcomes all applications that fulfil our admissions criteria. However, in order to select a balanced international student cohort, and in response to very high demand from students from China, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
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.
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Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm