Finance, Investment and Risk with Industrial Placement (MSc)

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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MSc

How long you will study
24 Months

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full-time

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About Finance, Investment and Risk with Industrial Placement at University of Kent

Location: Canterbury


Working in investment and risk means playing a crucial role in determining financial, safety and security risks and spotting investment opportunities for a business. It requires detailed knowledge of the workings of enterprise and the ability to keep your cool in a pressured environment.

Study our CFA and GARP-accredited MSc Finance, Investment and Risk course to gain a strong knowledge of financial, risk and investment management principles and techniques, and the confidence necessary to work the trading floor via our real-life simulator, the Bloomberg Lab.

Taking a 12-month industrial placement allows you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas as part of your Master's. While the placements are self-sought, the School offers support through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team. Opting for this course with a placement takes the length of your course to up to two years.

Watch our Postgraduate Placements video here.

Reasons to study MSc Finance, Investment and Risk with Industrial Placement at Kent
  • Kent Business School is a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school placing us in the top 1% of business schools globally to be accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AASCB
  • You’ll be part of a supportive community at our Canterbury campus, one hour from London
  • You’ll learn from our expert teaching staff, many of which appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide
  • You can increase your career prospects through an Industrial Placement or In-Company Student Consultancy Project, or even transform your idea into a business through the Business Start-Up Journey with ASPIRE
  • You’ll gain access to employability support from enrolment up to 3 years after graduation at the historic Canterbury Cathedral
What you'll learn

You’ll learn about finance, investment and risk including modules on global derivatives markets, investments and portfolio management, credit risk and quantitative analysis and data management methods. You will finish your master's with a detailed report with the support of a dedicated expert supervisor. At the end of Stage One, you start your Industrial Placement.

See the modules you’ll study

This course has a higher focus on the quantitative side of finance which is more desirable in today’s job market.

~ Matthew Adams, MSc Finance, Investment and Risk

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Full Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Full Time Overseas: TBC EUR

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