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Finance and Investment, MSc

Our Master's in Finance and Investment covers the key areas of finance and investment analysis. It helps you prepare for highly valued professional qualifications and a range of financial careers.

This Finance and Investment course is ideal for those with degrees in accounting, finance, business, economics, or quantitative subjects. You will study financial markets and products, financial analysis and valuation, investment management, and financial econometrics, before conducting a research project on data analysis of financial markets. Learn from academics with recent industry experience and gain access to experienced investment banking professionals and researchers.

The course helps you develop the skills for successful careers in the finance industry. It covers the techniques used for the analysis and management of investment and risk in the investment industry. It also equips you with the theoretical and practical toolset to achieve Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification after you graduate.

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • Our diverse intake offers an excellent opportunity to exchange viewpoints on global financial impacts with peers from around the world.
  • This MSc Finance and Investment has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This positions you well for professional CFA exams.
  • Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked top 10 for student satisfaction in London (Complete University Guide, 2018) and top 3 for course satisfaction in London (Guardian University Guide, 2018).

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Master's in Finance and Investment. Your teaching team includes accomplished lecturers and practitioners with vast experience in the financial and investment professions. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a relevant/numerate undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Applicants with CFA Qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year is up to 30. Lectures are normally attended by 30-90, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30, based on our 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research. 

You can also join a range of student societies, including the Trading and Investment Banking Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

Students are assessed through: 

  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Dissertation
  • Lab-based exercises.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • September 2019 to June 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library offers an extensive range of books for loan, as well as access to journals and digital resources.
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs. Details can be found on their websites.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates can pursue careers in investment and financial analysis such as investment management, corporate finance, financial management and consulting. 

Graduates who go on to gain the CFA Institute's Chartered Financial Analyst status will be in great demand in many areas of business and finance.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips 
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring

More about our careers services.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a Business School student you will be able to enter our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners have received significant prize money to develop their business ideas.

Join groups such as the Trading and Investment Banking Society and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. Our team of Greenwich students have repeatedly won this competition.

We hold Big Picture Seminars with senior executives from organisations including Northern Trust and Barclays are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

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