This demanding programme teaches theories and techniques of investments, as well as their real-life application. It is designed for graduates who want to develop a career in investment institutions, or who wish to become investments specialists or managers in other corporate bodies.
Based mainly, but not exclusively, on practices in the UK, continental Europe, the USA and some emerging markets, this programme equips you with the skills and knowledge that you need to function as an investments specialist in domestic and international markets.
Internationally renowned academic staff teach theory and technique, whilst their application is taught by professional traders with years of experience in the industry and first-hand knowledge of current market regulations, trading techniques, customs and practices. You also have access to a simulated dealing room, where a range of trading techniques can be practised.
This degree is intellectually demanding and requires considerable effort; it is structured to prepare you for the challenging working environment that you will encounter in the industry after graduation.
Typically, we expect that applicants will have a background in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, mathematics, statistics, science, or engineering. Evidence of mathematical skills, such as grade C in A level Mathematics or an equivalent grade obtained in an undergraduate mathematics module, is required for admission.
For those without a strong mathematics background but who have achieved a pass mark in a quantitative module or at GCE A-Level, please see our MSc Financial Management programme.
About the Birmingham Business School
At Birmingham Business School we deliver world-class research and teaching that provides the; insight, ambition and skills to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies. We put people at the heart of business and business at the heart of society.
Consistently found in global ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group of global business schools.
Birmingham Business School is already globally renowned for the quality of our research and teaching. With students representing over 60 countries currently studying at our main campus, our courses being taught in a range of international business schools, and an international faculty and global alumni community of around 23,000 graduates, we have a global footprint that ensures worldwide impact.
Our dedication to providing our students with a rich educational experience within our Business School has led to increased investment in our career services and corporate relations programme. This will further enhance the already excellent career prospects of our graduates, with additional opportunities for project work and internships with leading global businesses.
Funding and Scholarships
There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham
. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
Virtual Open Days
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk
At least a 2:1 degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject and/or applicants must have obtained good grades in mathematical related modules at undergraduate level. For those not qualified for direct entry to the one-year MSc programmes, a preliminary year may be available (see MSc programmes – flexible route).We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Standard English language requirements apply.If you are currently studying at a Chinese university, please view our specific entry requirements including our list of acceptable universities for further study at Birmingham.