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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.8k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 25k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Global capital and money markets are rapidly evolving in the wake of the recent financial crisis and so critical expertise is highly sought after. This programme is ideal if you are looking for a career in finance and investment, or a research-oriented career in the field.

    You are exposed to the advanced concepts and practices of finance and investments ideal if you want to apply your analytical, problem-solving and technical skills to analysing the financial markets. Practical exercises and trading simulations provide you with the opportunity to test your knowledge in real-life scenarios.

    You will study several compulsory modules including Quantitative Methods, Corporate Finance and International Business Finance. You will also choose from two routes of study, the dissertation route will prepare you for further postgraduate research, the other will prepare you for employment.

    Delivered by highly qualified teaching staff with research and consultancy expertise in finance, this course is valued by employers within finance where there is a growing need for experts with technical skills and a strong theoretical background.

    Join us and youll also get support from our Postgraduate Career Management Centre, helping you develop key skills including networking and negotiating, and putting you in touch with potential employers.

    Graduates have a broad appeal to employers in the worldwide finance sector going on to careers such as traders, risk managers, portfolio managers and security analysts.

    Our unique combination of business and mathematics modules enables you to perform successfully in a business environment by making the best use of your analytical and programming skills.


    * Financial Modelling and Analysis
    * Applied Finance
    * Corporate Finance
    * International Business Finance
    * International Investment
    * Security Investment Analysis

    Dissertation Route

    * Dissertation
    * Research Methods in Finance

    + two optional modules (at least 1 from List A)

    Non-dissertation Route

    * Current Issues in Finance
    * Consumer & Corporate Credit
    * Securities Markets Microstructure

    + three optional modules (at least 1 from List A)

    Optional Modules

    List A

    * Behavioural Finance
    * Corporate Governance

    List B

    * Accounting for Managers
    * Applied Financial Modelling
    * Portfolio Risk Management
    * Forensic Accounting and Finance
    * Financial Derivatives

    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 first degree (2:1 or higher) in a relevant first degree such as accounting, finance, mathematics or engineering. Must have a strong grounding in quantitative subjects with high scores in these subjects. * If you are not from the UK please visit equivalent qualifications to find out about entry requirements from non-UK countries.English Language RequirementsIf English is not your first language you need to attain one of the following: * TOEFL iBT: At least 92 overall with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing. * IELTS test you need to achieve a score of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any individual skill, or equivalent (e.g. TOEFL). 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.
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