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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Finance at University of Portsmouth

Overview

If you're ready to climb the ladder in the competitive world of finance, this MSc Finance degree course is the perfect way to build on your previous studies and experience, and develop the skills you need to achieve your career ambitions.

On this course, you'll unpack the three major themes in finance: investments, corporate finance, and financial markets and institutions. You'll focus on financial investments, get your hands on our Bloomberg Suite and learn from experts in the industry.

When you graduate, you'll have the analytical tools you need to understand the complexities of modern financial markets – so you'll be ready to pursue a career as a city professional, or as a financial manager in a non-financial organisation.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Be supported by academically qualified staff with research and consultancy experience, as well as links to industry
  • Learn from guest speakers, including experts in the field of finance
  • Access our extensive financial databases including Bloomberg, DataStream and Bank Scope
  • Train on our Bloomberg terminals, making virtual trades and analysing market data
  • Have access to our library's electronic resources 24/7, including thousands of ejournals and newspapers
  • Carry out independent research in the form of a dissertation on your chosen speciality

In addition you will complete Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) training in our Bloomberg Lab. BMC certification is an essential qualification for City professionals and is central to our aim of making you employment ready.

What you'll study on this MSc Finance degree course

Core modules include:

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Finance: Technical Foundations
  • Derivatives: Forwards, Futures and Swaps Markets
  • Derivatives: Options Market
  • Econometric Modelling
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Valuation
  • Personal Tutoring for Economics and Finance Postgraduate Programmes
  • Portfolio Theory

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • computer-based workshops
  • invited speakers
  • live case studies

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed in ways that reflect individual topics. We'll help you build the personal management and employability skills that are essential for a fulfilling career.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant or related subject, which includes some element of statistics or quantitative methods, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. 

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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