Masters degrees in Finance train students to become experts in analysing and managing the monetary practices and transactions that underpin business, economics and wealth management.
Many programmes in this discipline have clear professional and vocational applications, with popular subjects including Banking, Insurance, Taxation and Investment. These courses often award MSc qualifications.
Research degrees are also available for students wishing to explore more abstract or theoretical topics such as Actuarial Science.
Why study a Masters in Finance?
Many postgraduate Finance qualifications have clear professional applications. Typical employers include high-street or investment banks as well as insurance firms, financial advisors or even national revenue and customs agencies.
A Masters in Finance can also lead to more academic work, whether on behalf of a traditional university, or a political or economic think-tank. You could find yourself testing the implications of new economic theories, or assisting with key areas of a country’s fiscal policy.
Needless to say, all programmes in this discipline develop exceptional skills in numeracy, mathematical theory, data analysis and abstract reasoning – all of which are valued in a range of careers.