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    Unique features of the MSc in Investment and Finance are:

    * Opportunity to follow the specialist pathway and obtain the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment CISI Masters in Wealth Management professional qualification on completion of the necessary examinations, in addition to the MSc by specialising in wealth management.
    * Exam exemption from the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Masters in Wealth Management.
    * Exemption from CBI (The Chartered Banker Institute) Diploma modules.
    * 4 scholarships available worth £5,000.

    This MSc degree course will develop your investment and financial expertise to the highest level.

    Why study your MSc in Investment and Finance at Queen Mary?

    The School of Economics and Finance is one of the top Economics schools in the country, with particular expertise in economic theory, econometrics and finance, and applied economics. We have published research in virtually all the top economics journals. In the Government's last Research Assessment Exercise (2008), the School of Economics and Finance was ranked among the top six in the country meaning that you will learn from academics who are leaders in the field.
    The Schools close geographical proximity to Londons key financial districts the City of London and Canary Wharf, along with its excellent reputation and high rankings has allowed us to develop close links with some of the top names in the banking and financial industry, such as the Bank of England, The HM Treasury, Goldman Sachs, Aviva Investors, Frontier Economics, HSBC and Interactive Brokers.
    The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) has recognised the School of Economics and Finance as a Centre for Excellence in Financial Services, and we are associated with a number of professional bodies; to include the Chartered Financial Analyst UK (CFA), the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI). The School also has a partnership with Frontier Economics Europes leading economic consultancy.
    The success and employability of our alumni has led EFinancialCareers to rank the School within the top 15 Masters in Finance programmes in the world for getting a job in investment banking in large investment banks.
    As with all of our MSc programmes, MSc Investment and Finance offers:

    * High quality teaching, confirmed by our outstanding NSS 2013 (National Student Survey) scores which rank us as number one nationally for overall student satisfaction in Finance at 98% and third- and top of the Russell Group for Economics, at 97%.
    * Invaluable contributions from respected City practitioners and industry experts who also teach students, bringing practical insights in to the classroom by applying the theory to real world scenarios.
    * A fully integrated careers programme, a dedicated careers consultant, and extensive industry links that aim to maximise your employment prospects.
    * An unparalleled set of optional short courses designed to equip you with further practical training and key technical skills that are highly valued in the Financial Sector.
    * High rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation.
    * State-of-the-art facilities such as a virtual trading floor which provides exclusive access to the latest technology and financial software used in the banking and finance industry, and access to specialised financial and economic databases and software used by economists in finance or in government for data analysis and simulation.
    * The opportunity to join QUMMIF the only Investment Club of its kind, which allows students to trade real money (currently £30,000!) in order to obtain relevant, practical work experience in trading and portfolio analysis.

    Facilities

    You will have use of the postgraduate only facilities which include the Lock-keeper's Cottage Graduate Centre. The Learning Resource Centre has 200 networked PCs and is open to students round the clock with dedicated workstations for postgraduate students.
    You will have access to Queen Marys comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room, and The British Library can also be accessed as a research resource.
    The School of Economics and Finance is able to offer excellent facilities and resources to its students.
    IT Software

    * Real Time Data/Trading Software: Queen Mary is one of the few UK universities offering training and access to both Reuters and Bloomberg trading terminals (in our designated trading room) as well as Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation (TWS) and FXCM FX Trading Station.
    * Time Series Data Software: A full range of economic and financial data is available through DataStream, Macrobond and the WRDS platform (including Bankscope and CRSP).
    * Statistical Analysis Software: A wide range of Econometric software including Eviews, Stata, Matlab, Gauss etc.

    Computers Rooms

    * 2 computers labs with 70 PC s and designated printers.

    Trading Room

    * Designated Trading Room offering training and access to Reuters, Bloomberg, Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation (TWS) and FXCM FX Trading Station.

    News

    * Free online subscription to The Economist and The Financial Times.

    The MSc in Investment and Finance is currently available for one-year full-time study, or two years part-time study.
    The pre-semester modules in maths and statistics take place in September. They are especially designed for students who want to review concepts such as statistical distributions and matrix algebra.
    Part-time study options often mean that the number of modules taken is reduced per semester, with the full modules required to complete the programme spread over two academic years. For students who choose to study part-time, classes are scheduled in the evenings where possible to accommodate work commitments.
    Pre-sessional modules:

    * Mathematics
    * Statistics

    Core modules for MSc Investment and Finance:

    * Quantitative Techniques, or
    * Econometrics for Finance
    * Business Finance
    * Investment Management
    * Financial Derivatives
    * Commercial and Investment Banking

    Core modules for MSc Investment and Finance Pathway option: CISI specialist pathway in Wealth Management:

    * Quantitative Techniques,
    * Investment Management
    * Financial Derivatives
    * Commercial and Investment Banking
    * Financial Statements
    * Applied Wealth Management

    Optional modules include:

    * Empirical Finance
    * Behavioural Finance
    * Asset Management
    * Risk Management for Banking
    * Principals of Accounting
    * Applied Risk Management for Banking
    * International Finance
    * Applied Futures and Options
    * Banking Regulations
    * Cases in Business Finance
    * Topics in Applied Finance
    * Topics in financial econometrics
    * Bond Market Strategies
    * Alternative Investments
    * Valuation and Private Equity
    * Actuarial Finance and Insurance
    * Applied Wealth Management

    MSc Investment and Finance Pathway option: CISI specialist pathway in Wealth Management module options:

    * International Finance
    * Behavioural Finance
    * Empirical Finance
    * Asset Management
    * Topics in Applied Finance
    * Alternative Investments

    In order to reflect the practical and applied side of this programme, the School organises a number of extra optional modules that aim to provide further practical training to students. These modules are often taught by City practitioners, who provide an insiders view on topics of interest to the financial community.

    Lecturers

    Our faculty members are distinguished research economists and recognised experts in their fields, who publish in the profession's most influential journals and advise major institutions such as the World Bank and the Bank of England.

    Our staff have a well-established reputation for providing high quality teaching, with invaluable contributions from respected City practitioners and industry experts who also teach students, bringing practical insights in to the classroom by applying the theory to real world scenarios.


    UK requirements for international applications

    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.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    You should have a good second class honours degree (2:1 or 2:2), or equivalent, in economics or a related subject. A good basic knowledge of relevant statistical theory and mathematics is also necessary.If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency - 6.5 IELTS or TOEFLiBT 92 is required. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 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.

    There are 4 bursaries worth £5,000 each for Home, EU and Overseas Students

    Accreditation

    * Exam exemption from the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Masters in Wealth Management.
    * Exemption from CBI (The Chartered Banker Institute) Diploma modules.

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