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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Finance

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    1 year Full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    29 January 2019

Course content

This degree provides a comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of finance, a broad experience of quantitative techniques and technical and conceptual skills, coupled with a strongly vocational approach. It is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in multinational financial organisations. Unique features of the MSc in Finance are:

This degree provides the opportunity to follow the CFA specialist pathway alongside the MSc and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination. The CFA professional qualification has a strong foundation of real world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with practical knowledge of the investment industry. Is it required by major employers in the financial sector. 

General training in all the key aspects of finance ranging from financial statements to derivatives pricing.

 A rigorous analytical approach which makes the programme the most highly regarded of our finance programmes amongst prospective employers. o Part of the CFA university recognition programme and has a limited number of CFA scholarships available. These scholarships are allocated amongst students already on the programme and fund them through CFA exams.

Structure

The MSc in Finance is currently available for one year full-time study. You will take five compulsory modules in the first semester and two compulsory modules, plus three electives in the second semester. The pre-semester modules in maths and statistics take place in September. They are especially designed for students who want to review concepts such as statistical distributions and matrix algebra.

Elective modules

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary and FGV, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and open discussions. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students.

Assessment

The grade for each module is assessed through coursework, along with a written exam in May for each course unit.

The dissertation written over the summer counts for two or three modules (depending on the programme) and will include both theoretical content and applied results.

Non-Assessed Optional Courses

We offer a wide range of optional courses that do not contribute to your overall MSc grade but are designed to broaden your skills and enhance your CV. These range from programming skills courses (e.g. C++, VBA) to trading techniques courses (e.g. the financial trading programme, Bloomberg, technical analysis). For further information click here.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year 

Full time £18,600 

Full time (CFA Pathway) £19,600

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year 

Full time £22,150 

Full time (CFA Pathway) £23,150

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU studentsand for Overseas students.

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Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Careers and employability

Our masters programmes aim to produce fully trained, professional economists and finance experts who are ready to join a dynamic international community.

Our programmes lead to excellent career prospects and our graduates work in a variety of careers. Some apply their degree knowledge directly in international finance, economist or research roles. The transferable skills gained through the programmes, such as analysis, business awareness and data-handling, enable our graduates to work in sectors beyond those directly related to their degree. These include government roles and consultancy.

The skills gained through our programmes – coupled with opportunities for extra-curricular activities – have enabled our students to move into careers at home and around the world, such as:

  • Analyst, Citigroup
  • Data Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Analyst, Morgan Stanley
  • Case Officer, Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Economic Analyst, Central Bank of Chile
  • Investment Associate, Standard Chartered, China
  • Management Consultant, PwC, Malaysia
  • Trainee Accountant, KPMG

Visit the MSc Finance page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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