Finance (MSc)

University of Bath    School of Management

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Business & Management (5) Finance (14)

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The Finance (MSc) programme offers a comprehensive and practical approach to finance theory. Designed to prepare you for a successful career in finance, this programme provides a solid foundation in financial analysis and decision-making. You'll have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and explore the latest trends in finance practice, including programming and FinTech applications. With the flexibility to choose between a dissertation or an internship, you can tailor your learning experience to suit your interests and goals. The programme also offers a range of optional units to further customize your degree. With our new state-of-the-art School of Management building and access to financial databases and terminals, you'll have all the tools you need to excel in the field of finance. Entry requirements include a 2:1 or above undergraduate degree, preferably with quantitative content, and English language proficiency. Relevant work experience may be considered in exceptional cases. Don't miss the opportunity to gain a competitive edge in the job market and join our successful network of finance graduates.

About the course

Develop in-depth knowledge of finance theory and learn to apply it in practice. Graduate prepared for a career in finance.

Receive a theoretical foundation in finance. You’ll learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations behind them, and how to apply this knowledge in the real world. Our emphasis on technical and practical skills means you will graduate prepared for a finance career.

You'll work with and learn from industry experts. This makes sure you'll explore the most topical issues in finance practice. You'll also develop technical skills employers look for like:

  • programming
  • financial modelling
  • applications of FinTech

You’ll have the flexibility to choose one of two options for the summer term:

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Entry Requirements

You should have a 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English language test.

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Student Profile

Darius de Wet

Graduated in 2020

With a background in consultancy, I have always been interested in financial solutions, particularly creating and executing deals for clients in the healthcare industry, to create long term synergies, reduce costs and increase profit margins.

My interest in this was solidified while I was interning in the investment banking division at Rand Merchant Bank. I worked closely with ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices on deals, due diligence and capital raising (investment teasers).

During this time I realised that transaction advisory provided the ideal opportunity for me, to combine my keen interest for finance and problem solving skills to deliver unique solutions for clients.

While studying at the University of Bath, I was thrilled to receive a job offer from RSM UK as a Corporate Finance Executive. I was thankful to the School of Management MSc careers team, who helped me through the recruitment process. They looked at my cover letter and CV, to provide advice and guidance on how to make it suitable for finance roles in the UK.

There is no place like the UK, and especially London, for finance. The city is full of high-quality firms, banks and private equity houses who are always looking for mergers, acquisitions, or investments.

RSM UK serves the middle market and provides the opportunity to work with some high growth companies with lots of potential. This was something that really interested me. And thanks to RSM UK, who is currently sponsoring my Tier 2 General Visa, I was able to accept the position and stay working in the UK.

I have spent some time in the audit team for training purposes, and recently transitioned to the Corporate Finance team. In a matter of weeks, it has lived up to what I have hoped for. I have already assisted on multiple financial and vendor due diligence projects for acquirers over Europe, Scandinavia, and the US. The fast-paced environment suits me best and I am really enjoying the new job.

Working and living in the UK is something very special and I am enjoying every moment of it. The UK is full of industry veterans willing to help and teach, and the country is full of history and beautiful locations to visit. I am finding settling in a great experience so far.

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