Finance and Investment

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:12 months
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Most business schools offer an MSc in Finance. Few offer an MSc with such a strong investment component. A powerful blend of academic rigour and vocational insight, the MSc in Finance and Investment will add considerably to the knowledge of those looking to further their career in this vital sector. The MSc was awarded the Scottish Financial Enterprise Innovators Award in the year it was launched.

This programme aims to provide students with a specialist education in finance and investment. It will give a global perspective on investment markets and asset classes, provide practical knowledge on the processes and mechanics underlying investment, and build on students' existing numerical skills so that they are able to understand and practice investment-related mathematics.

The programme will introduce students to relevant academic research, especially empirical evidence on investment-related questions.

Students are able to interact with leading figures from these major companies; this is particularly evident in the dissertation, which offers an invaluable opportunity to collaborate on a topic that has real, of-the-minute industry relevance.

Our strong connection to industry is exemplified by our work in the Centre for Financial Markets Research and the Credit Research Centre. Bringing together leading academics and practitioners, the centres are a keen theatre of debate, creating new thoughts, new ideas for both the theoretical study and practical application of credit, finance and investment.

The MSc in Finance and Investment runs for one calendar year, starting in mid-September. At the start of the programme, you undertake six or seven core courses, four in Semester 1 and two or three in Semester 2. These are the foundation upon which the whole MSc is built and ensure a common basis of knowledge across the different areas.

In Semester 2, you also begin to tailor your studies towards your career interests, through the selection of one or two option courses.

Finally, your MSc dissertation brings all of the year's learning together in a piece of work unique to each student.

UK 1st class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.Academic backgroundAn undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or economics is normally required.Applicants with an Honours degree in a non-related subject will also be considered, but will need to demonstrate a high standard of ability and motivation for the programme. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A) TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Highly Skilled Workforce Scholarships

A number of Highly Skilled Workforce Scholarships are available. Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees for the programme and is available to Scottish-domiciled UK nationals and to all EU nationals. It will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and benefits to the student. Applicants should apply online using the University’s Postgraduate Master’s Online Scholarship Application Form, choosing the UK/EU Master's Scholarships option.

Deadline: This scholarship has two rounds of applications with deadlines of 1 May 2015 and 30 June 2015

Contact: scholarships@ed.ac.uk

Business School scholarships

Business School Commonwealth Scholarships

The Business School will offer five scholarships, each with a value of £10,000. The scholarships are available to students who are nationals of Commonwealth countries.

Deadline: The deadline for 2014 has passed. Please contact the office for further advice.

Contact: msc@business-school.ed.ac.uk

Business School European Scholarships

The Business School will offer up to ten European scholarships, each with a value of either £5,000 or £7,000. The scholarships are available to students who are nationals of European Economic Area countries.

Deadline: The deadline for 2014 has passed. Please contact the office for further advice.

Contact: msc@business-school.ed.ac.uk

Business School Latin American Scholarships

The Business School will offer five LATAM scholarships, each with a value of £10,000. The scholarships are available to students who are nationals of selected Latin American countries.

Deadline: The deadline for 2014 has passed. Please contact the office for further advice.

Contact: msc@business-school.ed.ac.uk

University of Edinburgh scholarships

Edinburgh Global Master's Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer 40 Master's scholarships to students who are nationals of countries outwith the EU for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University for the 2014-2015 academic session. Fifteen scholarships will have a value of £5,000 each, while a further fifteen scholarships will have a value of £3,000 each. These scholarships will be tenable for one academic year and will be deducted from tuition fees.

Deadline: Wednesday 1st of April 2015

Contact: scholarships@ed.ac.uk

UK/EU Master's Scholarships

A number of Master's Scholarships are available for the 2014-2015 academic session at the University of Edinburgh. Scholarships are available to UK and EU students already accepted on a full-time Master's degree programme in any subject offered by the University. The scholarships will cover the UK/EU tuition fee up to £8,100. The award of your scholarship will be automatically deducted from your tuition fee.

Deadline: Friday 1st of May 2015

Contact: scholarships@ed.ac.uk

Edinburgh Santander Master's Scholarships

Fifteen Edinburgh Santander Scholarships are available to students from eligible countries for postgraduate Master's study in any subject offered by the University. Each scholarship will have a value of £5,000.

Deadline: Wednesday 1st of April 2015

Contact: scholarships@ed.ac.uk

Other scholarship and funding opportunities

University of Edinburgh Graduate Discount Scheme

The University of Edinburgh offers a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Deadline: None

Contact: scholarships@ed.ac.uk

External scholarships

Chevening Scholarships

The Chevening Scholarship Scheme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), targets the future generation of leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers early in their careers. Globally, mora than 1,500 new scholarships will be awarded this year.

Deadline: Saturday 15th of November 2014

Contact: scholarships@ed.ac.uk

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are available for students from developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Interested students must apply to the nominating agency in their Commonwealth country of residence.

Deadline: See Commonwealth Scholarships webpage

Contact: scholarships@ed.ac.uk

Accreditation

CFA Institute

MSc Finance and Investment participates in the CFA Institute ® CFA Program Partner Initiative ("CFA PP"). This means that the MSc in Finance and Investment is judged by the Institute as covering in some way at least 70 per cent of the CFA curriculum. The degree will therefore assist those who choose to study for the CFA qualification.

CISI

The Business School is also recognised as a Centre of Excellence in the provision of postgraduate education in finance and investment by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Students who have passed the MSc in Finance and Investment can apply for exemption from the CISI Diploma exams.

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