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Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

About the course

The MSc in Investments programme is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as an investments specialist in both domestic and international markets. The course is intellectually demanding, requiring considerable effort, and is structured around teaching real-world application of investment theories. Rigorous academic study is combined with a focus on practical experience, leading to excellent job opportunities for graduates. The University enjoys strong links with industry which allows for active input from organisations such as GE, Biersdorf and Accenture into the curriculum, which ensures that students are given first-hand experience putting theory learned into practice.

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Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) 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.

GCE A-Level grade C or better or overseas equivalent in mathematics can be considered for meeting the mathematical module requirement. If you would like A Level (or equivalent) mathematics to be considered as part of your application, please upload evidence of these results when making an application.

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Student Profile(s)

Lisa Maharjan

Lisa graduated in Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham, before doing her Masters in Investments. She is hoping to pursue a career in Accountancy.

Lisa is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page:


The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research.

Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:

Applied Linguistics
Russian and East European Studies
International Development (IDD)
West African Studies
German Studies
Business and Management
Economic and Social History
Economics and Econometrics
Urban and Regional Studies
Human Geography
Political Science and International Studies
European Studies
Local Government Studies and Public Policy
Sport and Exercise Science (Psy)
Social Policy
Social Work
Socio-Legal Studies

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Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.

Application Procedure

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Doctoral Research Enquiry Service


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