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Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in finance, and the financial function of organisations and operations.

The MSc in Finance (Financial Markets) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organisations.

In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.

The Financial Markets pathway gives you the benefit of studying quantitative and non-quantitative modules that are relevant to core areas of industry including Investments, Risk Management, Derivatives and Hedge-Funds. You will be introduced to the latest academic techniques that can identify profitable opportunities in competitive financial markets.

In the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) the MSc in Finance Suite achieved a 97% student satisfaction rate, placing us in the top quarter of the UK Higher Education sector. PTES is a Higher Education Academy initiative and is carried out among 99 institutions. This result, coupled with our strong performance in the national league tables, underlines the strength of Finance programmes at Kent Business School and quality of our postgraduate teaching.

- Quants Workshop

Kent Business School offers an optional two-week refresher workshop in Mathematics, Statistics and Excel, prior to the start of this programme. See Study support for full details.

Find out what it's like to study MSc Finance at KBS Canterbury here.

Course structure

Elements of practical work will be carried out in the Business School’s dedicated Bloomberg Lab. The virtual trading platform allows you to access and engage with market data through practical case studies and the use of online databases. The programmes also provide you with the necessary training required for the Bloomberg Certificate.

About Kent Business School

Kent Business School (KBS) is a leading Business School accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which places KBS within the top institutions globally for business degrees, with only 5% of the world’s Business Schools attaining this accreditation. Ranked 25 in the UK for research intensity in Business and Management (REF 2014 -2021) KBS offers an engaging teaching experience underpinned by world-class research. This experience is further strengthened by our professional partnerships and international community and faculty, creating an exciting atmosphere in which to learn, where innovation is encouraged and challenges welcomed.

Studying at Kent Business School (KBS) gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from the staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.

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  • 22nd for graduate careers after 6 months in The Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Ranked 25th in the UK for research intensity in Business and Management (REF 2014-2021)
  • Top 250 for Business & Economics in The World University Rankings 2019

Funding

Kent Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include scholarships, bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.

For more information on funding available from the University of Kent, please visit the Student Funding page.

Careers

Our finance programmes equip you with an impressive set of skills and specialist knowledge. In addition, inbuilt practical experience will help you succeed in a competitive job market.

Therefore, this programme is ideal preparation for a career with investment and commercial banks, insurance companies, specialised financial institutions, trading companies and financial management roles in other industries.

Our students have an excellent record for employment. Recent graduates are now working in top global companies including AXA, BNP Paribas, FactSet, HSBC, PwC, Santander, Thomson Reuters, USB Investment Bank and Zurich Financial Services.

Professional recognition

We are currently seeking recognition for the MSc in Finance programme (formerly known as MSc Financial Markets) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) as PRMIA academic partner at programme level. The MSc Financial Markets had already obtained GARP and PRMIA recognition.

Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD) and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), and the Kent MBA is an Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited programme. In addition, KBS have accreditations with The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

KBS is a signatory of the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which provides a global network for academic institutions to advance corporate sustainability and social responsibility.

Find out how to apply here.


Visit the Finance (Financial Markets) - MSc page on the University of Kent website for more details!

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