Accounting and Finance

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.3 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 16.9 k / Year(s)  
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:6434 Duration:12 months

This one-year Masters is for ambitious individuals seeking a career in finance. It features established models and techniques of financial analysis, which will be applied to various financial issues, products and international markets.

Why choose this course?

  • The course will give you a wide-ranging theoretical background and equip you with practical skills for active interaction in the world of finance.

  • It is run by tutors who have both academic and practical industry experience in finance.

  • The emphasis of the course is on applying knowledge, skills and techniques to analyse the instruments, participants and markets in international finance.

  • You'll also be able to specialise in an area of finance that particularly interests you.

  • There is a unique opportunity to complete a consultancy project working for a real client on a live brief.

  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, usually held in the Peak District.

  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.

  • You can also build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, becoming a Student Ambassador.

Opportunities for progression

91% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2011 / 12).

Graduates from this course can progress into a wide range of finance-related areas such as central banking, investment banking, pensions analysis, unit and investment trust management, corporate finance and international finance. Typical roles may include financial analyst, financial manager, personal financial adviser, financial examiner or other professional financial roles in the private and public sectors. Graduates can also pursue academic research in the UK or further afield.

Career development

Employment skills are crucial for any graduate. As part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops, where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The focus will be on developing your skills and occupational awareness, and workshops will focus on both home and international students.

Did you know? Nottingham is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK for job creation (RICS Foundation 2011)

Helping you find your feet after university

Following graduation, we will continue to support you, by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career.

Our Employability Team are here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.

Services they provide include:

  • finding placements, internships and part-time work

  • pursuing self-employment

  • taking gap years and time out

  • getting into volunteering

  • providing advice on further study.

Core Modules include:

  • Global Financial Markets

  • Corporate Finance

  • Financial Modelling

  • Financial Risk Management

  • Financial Accounting Analysis

  • Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner

  • Applied / Consultancy Project

Optional modules include:

  • Economics of Finance

  • Corporate Governance

  • Islamic Banking and Finance

You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) which contains some evidence of quantitative ability. You must also demonstrate knowledge in Mathematics equivalent to at least a grade C at GCSE.One academic or vocational reference is required.English language requirements apply. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 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. 75 (Grade B) 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.

We are able to offer a number of competitive scholarships to both home / EU and international students through our Full-time Masters Scholarship Scheme. Our scholarships can cover up to half your tuition fees, and apply to all our full-time MSc courses starting in September and January.

Please note that these scholarships are only available to students who have been offered a place to study on their chosen master's course within the School.

The International Development Office at NTU also offer a number of scholarships.

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