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.
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
taking gap years and time out
getting into volunteering
providing advice on further study.
Core Modules include:
Global Financial Markets
Financial Risk Management
Financial Accounting Analysis
Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner
Applied / Consultancy Project
Optional modules include:
Economics of Finance
Islamic Banking and Finance
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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.