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Course content

Our MSc Finance focuses on the role of modern business organisations, financial institutions and markets in the global economy. The programme also introduces students to state-of-the-art techniques and thinking regarding research methodology and the modern statistical techniques employed to investigate firm values and asset prices on inter-temporal and cross-sectional bases.

Why study MSc Finance at Dundee?

This degree programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the operation of modern business organisations, the role of financial institutions and the capital markets in the global economy. You will be encouraged to think critically about the ways in which modern businesses organisations interact with the financial markets and you will develop an understanding of the knowledge creation process.

In addition aim to provide our overseas students with the educational and cultural experiences which are unique to the UK.

What's so good about MSc Finance at Dundee?

Students studying accounting and finance are taught by staff who have either practical experience working in this sector or who have gained insights into financial and accounting practices through research of analysts, company directors and market traders. These insights from practice help inform the teaching of accounting and finance at Dundee.

How you will be taught

Modules start at the beginning of the academic session in September and are taught by lectures and tutorials.

What you will study

The course comprises five taught modules (shown below) plus a dissertation:

Research Methods and Methodology
Econometrics for Finance
Global Financial Markets
Emerging Financial Markets and Investment
Global Risk Analysis

How you will be assessed

Semester 1 modules are examined in December while modules taught in semester 2 are examined at the end of April/early May. At this point, students will be directed, by their supervisor, to begin the dissertation phase of the degree (although they will be encouraged to begin thinking about their research topics in Semester 2). The dissertation should take students around four months to complete with final drafts being submitted in late August/early September.


The programme is intended for students wishing to embark on a career in the financial sector. It is particularly suited for students wishing to pursue a career in banking, fund management, investment analysis, treasury management and academic finance (via doctoral study).

The School of Business has excellent employment records for its students (and an impressive Alumni), and this new Masters-level programme is intended to continue this pattern of success and enable students to embark on fulfilling and rewarding careers. In this regard, the structure of the degree, with an emphasis on developing both technical and generic (soft) skills, in the context of a fast-changing business environment, will stand students in good stead.

Visit the MSc Finance page on the University of Dundee website for more details!




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