MSc in Finance and Investment

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 24,489

Course Accredited By

CIMA

  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
The Brunel Finance and Investment MSc gives graduates the advanced knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in financial management, with a focus on investment analysis and portfolio management.
  • In addition to core subjects including financial theory, financial markets and corporate finance, you’ll examine in detail financial modelling, investment strategies, performance evaluation, risk assessment, investment valuation and asset pricing. 
  • Further, you’ll develop your quantitative and problem-solving skills and ability to critically evaluate and deliver midterm and long-term strategic solutions. 
  • Throughout the course you’ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Fitch, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Thomson One Banker.
  • We hold regular training sessions with Bloomberg, which will enhance your research and give you a taste of a real-world working environment.
  • You can choose to study one year full-time, two years full-time with a year's work placement or 16 months full-time with a 6-12 week work placement.
  • While you study for your Finance and Investment MSc you can take advantage of the opportunity to follow the CFA Program (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and gain the skills required to complete the Level I CFA Program exam. The CFA Program has become the most respected and recognised professional qualification in finance in the world. Find out more on our Level I CFA® Program Pathway page. 
  • This programme is also accredited by CIMA offering exemptions to some of their professional papers depending on your module choices.
  • As global capital and money markets grow, so does the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in finance and investment. Your Brunel Masters will give you that and make you a sought-after job candidate to employers across the industry.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree (or equivalent internationally recognised qualification) in Economics, Finance, Accounting and Finance, Mathematics, Engineering or Scientific subjects with some study of corporate finance, international finance and securities. 
  • Applicants with a 2:2 in a business subject including accountancy should demonstrate some exposure to corporate finance, financial engineering or securities analysis, and mathematics, statistics or operations research.
  • Applicants with relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 degree not in the specified subject area, but with a statistical background or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • Work for your finance and investment postgraduate degree consists of four equally weighted modules in the first two terms and a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.
  • This course can be studied 1 year full-time, 16 months full-time with placement or 2 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • EC5510 - Financial Theory
  • EC5528 - Derivative Securities
  • EC5533 - Risk Management
  • EC5611 - Security Analysis and Funds Management
  • EC5612 - Modelling Financial Markets and Forecasting
  • EC5614 - Corporate Finance
  • EC5615 - Macro and Financial Econometrics
  • EC5500 - Dissertation

Optional

  • EC5613 - Banking and Finance Workshop
  • EC5532 - Financial Analysis
  • UK
  • £10,750 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year
  • Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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