Taught by professionals with extensive industry experience and high academic qualifications, the MSc Finance with Specialisations will prepare you for work in multicultural, globalised financial and banking organisations.
The programme offers three specialisations:
You will gain a thorough understanding of the various fields that make up the finance industry, as well as learning practical skills for your future career.
We simulate the real-life experience of working in finance through training on the Thomson-Reuters platform, and guest lectures from industry specialists. We also use case studies of current live companies of interest, and you will participate in a case study competition, where your final valuation is presented to a panel of experts.
You will look at how the theory and research you study applies to today’s reality, by discussing topical issues, such the eurozone crisis, considering a range of different perspectives, its causes, and potential solutions.
Why should I choose this programme?
Finance plays a decisive role in the lives of both organisations and individuals.
This programme will enable you to offer flexible solutions to complex problems, with repercussions beyond the finance industry, such as the recent banking crisis.
Regent’s became the first University Chapter of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) in 2010. Students benefit from presentations by key risk specialists and networking opportunities with academics and practitioners from the field.
The programme is complemented by practical extra-curricular activities, helping you to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to the financial market.
This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), providing you with access to CMI resources during your studies, and enabling you to gain CMI membership upon degree completion.
Key skills, aims and objectives
This programme will equip you with both an academic and practical understanding of the finance industry.
Our emphasis on working within teams will develop your collaborative skills.
You will gain the essential skills and techniques to tackle problems in the complex world of global finance and banking.
This programme is ideal for students interested in a career in investment banking, corporate finance or the financial services industry in general.
It provides the rigorous academic and practical training, plus the business and intercultural skills you need to succeed.
Examples of where graduates from 2012 are working:
•Bloomberg - Mutual Funds Analyst - UK
•HSBC - Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Global Banking – Hong Kong
Examples of where graduates from 2011 are working:
•Barclays Wealth – Analyst – UK
•Venture Capital & Private Equity – Analyst – UK
•Nomura Securities – Financial Services, Equity Research Sales – Germany
•CMI membership provides access to a wealth of resources that foster employability, including Continued Professional Development (CPD) and access to dedicated job postings.
How to apply
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:
•Apply directly to us using the application form available here http://www.regents.ac.uk/media/1188903/Regents-application-form.pdf
Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:
•Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school
•One letter of academic reference
•A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable.
•A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
•A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
•One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at [email protected]
•If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
•Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
•Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
•Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)
•Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/how-to-pay.aspx
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
(please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
For more information on course structure, admissions and teaching and assessment, please follow this link: http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/programmes/msc-finance.aspx#tab_admissions
A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will be accepted. For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a minimum level - please see website for details
Annual tuition fee: £16,800 Registration fee: £250 Non-EU advance deposit: £2,000