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MSc - Finance and Investment


University of Exeter The Business School

Full time September MSc 9 or 12 months full-time

About the course

Taught by the triple accredited University of Exeter Business School.

For students interested in a career in investment analysis or portfolio management.

Established in 1973, this was the very first Masters degree in finance in the UK and over the past 40 years has gained an international reputation for providing excellent training and academic knowledge.

Undertake a non-assessed financial database training course delivered by the data specialists from providers including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Bureau Van Dijk, the Standard, and Poor’s Global Market Intelligence.

Includes a company analysis workshop run by a practitioner to help develop practical investment understanding, augment presentation skills and provide an insight into current real world information.

You have the opportunity to

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Entry Requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is essential. The majority of our candidates will be expecting a First or 2:1 degree, however, we do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

Applicants are also required to meet the course prerequisites and meet our English language requirements. See our website for details.


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Student Profile(s)

Adedeji Ajadi

I chose to study for my masters at the University of Exeter because of the robust structure of the curriculum for my course, Finance & Investment, as well as the reputation the Business school has built over the years for high quality training and excellent facilities. The high ranking the University has achieved, not only in the UK but globally in recent years attests to this, and these were important considerations in my choice.

Before I started my postgraduate degree, I obtained a BSc and MSc in Agriculture, going on to attain professional training and certifications in Accounting and Stockbroking. After taking this leave of study I will return to Nigeria, where I still have an employment contract, taking the opportunity to apply what I have learnt to benefit my organisation, my goal for the future is to pursue a Doctoral programme in Finance.

The University of Exeter presents an outstanding environment for academic excellence. I’ve had the opportunity of interacting with lecturers who are experts in their respective fields and who proved their worth by the quality of their delivery. The structure of the programme makes finance a very practical course, and although I have enjoyed all my modules so far, the financial modelling module stands out because it demonstrates the real life application of several theoretical concepts I have learnt over the years. I would recommend the University of Exeter to any prospective student who is interested in getting excellent training in a very good environment.

I have found the Business School’s dedicated career zone very helpful, I particularly enjoyed a session which focused on creating an outstanding CV, from which I gained a lot of new insights. They also helped me to explore the Finance and Investment career opportunities available in the UK, I am absolutely confident that my postgraduate course will enhance my employability and future career prospect because of the many transferable skills it has helped me to develop.

I have been lucky enough to secure the Chevening Scholarship, jointly awarded by the UK government and the University of Exeter, one of the many scholarships available to help support students. I am also a 2017 CISI Educational Trust Award winner, nominated by the University of Exeter Business School, an award of excellence given by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment to Finance students of CISI partner universities.

Scholarships

These will be awarded to an academically gifted candidate resident in the UK and continental Europe, who would not be able to study without this financial assistance.

This scholarship is funded by donations from a Business School alumnus.

The scholarship requires you to have an English language level of IELTS 7.0 with no section less than 6.0, or equivalent. You will need to provide evidence of funding received during your undergraduate degree.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£12,500

Eligibility

Two scholarships of £12,500 are available to students who have had an application accepted to one of the Business School MSc programmes for September 2021 entry.

Application Procedure

Please complete the application form here - https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/apply/step1/?award=2535

The closing date for this award is 30 June 2021.

Further Information

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees/award/?id=2535

We’ve provided the information on our website to help you get started on finding funding opportunities that are available to you: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

Value of Scholarship(s)

Over £4 million in scholarships available

Eligibility

We recommend you start looking as early as possible for funding, especially if you will need financial assistance to undertake a postgraduate course.

There are a number of ways to fund postgraduate study including: scholarships, studentships, wages, bursaries, savings, inheritance, and, increasingly, alternative methods such as crowdfunding and philanthropy. The options available may depend on your fee status or other criteria.

Application Procedure

See our website for details of funding available and how to apply :https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

Further Information

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

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