Study MSc Finance and Investment

    Programme overview

This programme is designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical sides of finance. It contains compulsory elements in Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods and offers optional units in areas including Derivatives, Investment Management and International Finance.

The programme is suited for individuals with good undergraduate degrees in Economics or Accounting and Finance, but a pathway through the programme also exists for those with more scientific backgrounds (e.g. An undergraduate education in Mathematics, Engineering or Natural Sciences). The programme structure is also flexible enough for you to specialise in that area of finance which suits you best.

    Programme structure

    Core units

  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment

    Optional units

You are required to choose four units from the following list of options:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Cases in Financial Management
  • Credit Risk
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation*
  • International Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Quantitative Finance

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.


The MSc is completed with a research-based dissertation. This involves identifying and analysing a research question in finance under the guidance of a member of staff. The dissertation gives you an opportunity to explore an original problem, source and process the relevant financial data, analyse that data and learn to draw appropriate conclusions. The results are presented in a final report.