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  • Last Updated

    25 April 2018

Course content

Discover how complex financial markets operate. And learn about the banking sector in different markets around the world. In the MSc in Finance (Asset Pricing), you’ll develop your understanding of the financial instruments that determine asset prices.

We focus on key issues facing the market. Modules focus on topics like investment analysis in financial markets, models of asset prices and returns, optimal investment, and risk and portfolio management.

We’ll challenge you to think critically about the industry. And the diverse community on the course will provide the ideal environment for networking and learning.

Key Benefits

  • You’ll be taught by industry experts who’ll help you learn how to apply theories to the working world.
  • We have a great network of financial organisations. We’ll organise regular speakers to provide cutting-edge insights on the markets.
  • You’ll study in central London, with easy access to the countless financial organisations of the City.
  • We’re known around the world for our research-led teaching.


You’ll develop your knowledge of theory- and model-based analytical methods. Our focus is on quantitative techniques, taking mathematical, statistical, and econometric methods and applying them to the world of finance.

By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to apply core finance theory to real issues in the industry. And you’ll come away with an understanding of verbal, mathematical, graphical, and econometric representation of financial ideas. You’ll also have the skills to assess the functioning of financial and banking sectors around the world.

Course purpose

Whether you’re a current student or a working professional, we’ll provide an intellectually challenging environment for you to learn about financial markets.

Part of our mission at King’s Business School is to create future leaders. We’ll make sure you’re equipped with all the skills you’ll need in your career, whether that’s academic research, policymaking, or managing financial institutions.

Course format and assessment

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Throughout the degree students are assessed by a variety of methods, which include written examinations, coursework and individual or group projects and presentations for the taught modules. The dissertation submitted in September each year is worth 60 credits. Assignment feedback is provided within four working weeks of submission.

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Visit the Finance (Asset Pricing) - MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!