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Finance and Investment, MSc (DUAL Award, Greenwich and New Zealand)

Studied in Greenwich and New Zealand, our unique MSc Finance and Investment (Dual Award) has a strong focus on developing the analytical skills needed in the finance industry.

This 15-month course is studied from September to January at Greenwich, from February to June at Massey University, New Zealand, and then completed (July to November) at the institution of your choice. Graduates receive master's degree awards from both institutions.

You will study finance fundamentals, financial markets, financial econometrics, advanced investment analysis and advanced financial risk management. You will also carry out a research project focusing on data analysis of financial markets. Graduates will be equipped to achieve Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

This Master's in Finance and Investment Dual Award is taught by qualified and experienced investment banking professionals and researchers. At Massey University, you will be taught by lecturers from an institution with an extremely high reputation for outstanding Finance research and a very high international ranking (QS World Ranking 2021, 5+stars and 272 overall. Ranked 151-200= for Accounting and Finance Subject).

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

1.25 years full-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees

* 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

2021/22 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Very high international ranking (QS world rankings 2021 5+stars and 272 overall. Ranked 151-200= for Accounting and Finance Subject).
  • The MSc Finance and Investment provides a solid grounding for students to commence the CFA examinations.
  • Attain master's awards from both the University of Greenwich and from Massey University and spend at least one term at each university.
  • Graduates receive an MSc Finance and Investment from the University of Greenwich and a Master's in Finance from Massey University.
  • Our courses are ranked TOP 10 in Accounting & Finance subjects in London (The Complete University Guide League Tables 2022)

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our DUAL Award Master's in Finance and Investment. We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals with vast experience in Accounting and Finance. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a relevant/numerate undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5.5 or 6.0 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

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

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

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.

Class sizes

Our master's courses in finance have a typical intake of over 80 students, which includes over 30 nationalities. This provides you with an excellent opportunity to exchange viewpoints on global financial impacts with peers from around the world.

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

The academic year runs from September to June.

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

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

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.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

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.

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. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

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

Other costs

How the fees work

Part 1 of the course (the first 60 credits studied at Greenwich) is set at £7,000.

You then have two options, depending on how you choose to complete the course.

Option 1: I will study Part 2 at Massey and Part 3 at Greenwich.

  • Part 2 is paid to Massey based on its 2021 fees
  • Part 3 is paid to Greenwich, at £3,000.

Option 2: I will study both Part 2 and 3 at Massey.

  • Parts 2 and 3 are paid to Massey based on its 2021 fees.

The fee payable to Massey will be shown on its website once available. This is likely to be higher than the 2020 fees (currently NZ$15,365 per part). It will also differ if you are eligible for domestic New Zealand fees.

Additional costs

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

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books and 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.
  • Travel: travel and the cost of living in New Zealand needs to be covered by students. A limited number of students may be eligible for a scholarship through the Erasmus+ overseas exchange programme. Further details will be provided when you receive an offer.
  • Non-tuition: Students at Massey pay non-tuition study fees of typically less than NZ$1,000 per year.

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?

We have developed strong relations with companies in the financial centres in London, including in the City, Canary Wharf, and Fenchurch Street. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to develop your career.

You can also reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office (BSEO). Our team focuses on developing your employment skills through CV support, interview skills workshops and guidance through mentors to progress in the industry. This includes the opportunity to network with employers and recruiters at career fairs.

More about Careers.

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.

You can also take advantage of extracurricular activities available at Massey University.

Accommodation information

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.