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University of Southampton, Full Time Masters Degrees in Finance

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As well as covering key financial concepts, MSc Finance will develop your quantitative and analytical skills. The degree provides a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical techniques that will make you highly employable in the finance and banking sectors. Read more

As well as covering key financial concepts, MSc Finance will develop your quantitative and analytical skills. The degree provides a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical techniques that will make you highly employable in the finance and banking sectors.

Introducing your degree

If your career ambitions are in the finance or banking sector, MSc Finance will equip you for success. This popular masters degree provides a comprehensive grounding in key areas of finance, such as stock market analysis, corporate finance and portfolio management.

MSc Finance also places a stronger emphasis on quantitative and analytical techniques than you’ll find on many other similar UK masters courses, enabling you to gain critical insights into the financial markets. You’ll be able to practise your skills using industry-standard software and live company data from our extensive range of databases.

In addition, you’ll be taught by academics with extensive professional and research experience, who will enable you to put your finance studies into a real-world context.

Overview

MSc Finance will be of interest whether you are looking to specialise following your undergraduate studies or progress in your current career. We welcome applicants who have undertaken some quantitative study or who have relevant professional experience.

Career Opportunities

This degree will prepare you for a career in the banking, financial and insurance sectors. You could become a financial analyst, hedge fund manager, credit analyst, stockbroker or risk analyst in a major bank or financial institution. Or you could choose to work in financial market regulation, financial journalism, or academic or commercial research.

 Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

 • PwC

• J.P. Morgan

• Barclays



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With its combination of risk and finance modules, including specialist insurance modules rarely offered on similar courses, this MSc will open up career options across the finance and insurance sectors. Read more

With its combination of risk and finance modules, including specialist insurance modules rarely offered on similar courses, this MSc will open up career options across the finance and insurance sectors. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of finance, investment, risk taking and decision making as well as critical risk management skills.

Introducing your degree

An increasingly uncertain financial world means there is growing demand for graduates with critical risk management skills as well as a through grounding in finance. Taught by leading researchers in risk taking, decision making and finance, this MSc will prepare you for a broad range of career paths. You could choose to use your skills in the financial sector, for example as a stockbroker, investment banker, financial analyst, risk officer or fund manager, or work for an insurance company. The course includes specialist modules in insurance and credit scoring rarely found on degrees of this type, so you can opt to develop your skills to progress in this growing sector.

Overview

Informed by the Business School’s significant research strengths in banking, finance and risk management, the MSc in Risk and Finance will prepare you for a broad range of career paths. Your knowledge of key financial concepts, risk taking and decision making will be valuable within financial institutions. You’ll also be able to advance your career in the insurance sector. The course includes specialist modules in insurance and credit scoring not found on similar UK degrees, so you can choose to develop your skills in order to progress in this growing industry. 

This MSc is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Risk Management. This demonstrates that we meet rigorous educational standards and also means you will be eligible for credits towards professional qualifications.

We welcome applicants from a range of disciplines who have undertaken some quantitative study, or who have relevant professional experience.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates now work in a range of industries, such as finance, banking, accountancy, insurance, IT, and many risk management and business security related companies across the financial and insurance-related sectors. You could choose to become a stockbroker, fund manager, risk officer, actuary, financial manager, investment analyst or investment banker. Or you might decide to continue your research at PhD level.



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This programme is designed for students with a particular interest in the more quantitative aspects of the subject and is one of the few programmes in the UK to offer specialist training in advanced econometric techniques and their application to Finance. Read more

This programme is designed for students with a particular interest in the more quantitative aspects of the subject and is one of the few programmes in the UK to offer specialist training in advanced econometric techniques and their application to Finance.

Introducing your course

Establish a career with any of the world’s most affluent financial institutions, government regulators, or in academia. The MSc Finance and Econometrics degree at the University of Southampton is one of the few programmes in the UK to offer specialist training in advanced econometric techniques and their application to Finance. Your particular interest in the more quantitative aspects of the subject, and the programme’s emphasis on small-group teaching and student interaction with the department’s leading experts will take you to the frontiers of finance and econometric analysis.

Overview

The full-time programme lasts 12 months, with nine months of taught modules between October and June of the academic year, followed by three summer months of supervised research for a Masters’ dissertation.

Part-time programme lasts 27 months and consists of the same components as the full-time version. Students consult with the Head of Masters to establish a detailed plan of studies to fulfil the programme requirements.

You can expect to enjoy predominantly small-group teaching and a considerable degree of individual attention from members of staff. MSc students are strongly encouraged to attend our seminars and research workshops. Our MSc students usually form a lively and cohesive group which plays an active role in the Division's academic and social life.

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The MSc Finance and Economics is designed to equip students with the specialist skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career at a high level in the financial sector. Read more

The MSc Finance and Economics is designed to equip students with the specialist skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career at a high level in the financial sector. In addition, the programme provides the necessary training to undertake research in the area of finance at a leading university.

Introducing your course

Interested in economic analysis and the functioning of the financial sector? Fascinated by the capital markets of the world? Study a Masters in Finance and Economics degree at the University of Southampton and work towards a successful career in the financial sectors across the world. Use your numeracy skills and strong economic focus, enhanced on this masters degree, to improve your skills as a financial expert.

Overview

The full-time programme lasts 12 months, with nine months of taught modules between October and June of the academic year, followed by three summer months of supervised research for a Masters’ dissertation.

Part-time programme lasts 27 months and consist of the same components as the full-time version. Students consult with the Head of Masters to establish a detailed plan of studies to fulfil the programme requirements.

You can expect to enjoy predominantly small-group teaching and a considerable degree of individual attention from members of staff. MSc students are strongly encouraged to attend our seminars and research workshops. Our MSc students usually form a lively and cohesive group which plays an active role in the Division's academic and social life.

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With its distinctive combination of banking and finance modules, the MSc in International Banking and Financial Studies will prepare you for success in the global job market. Read more

With its distinctive combination of banking and finance modules, the MSc in International Banking and Financial Studies will prepare you for success in the global job market.

Introducing your degree

A distinctive combination of banking and finance modules sets the MSc in International Banking and Financial Studies apart from other UK masters courses. The blend of subjects and wide choice of modules opens up a range of career paths without restricting you solely to either finance or banking – our graduates have gone on to work for leading organisations in both sectors. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the link between banking, finance and the economy from a global perspective, and apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios. You’ll also benefit from our academics’ direct involvement in research as well as their industry experience.

Overview

In the context of globalisation, banking crises and ongoing economic turbulence, the need for graduates with an understanding of the dynamic relationship between banking and finance at an international level has never been greater.

The MSc International Banking and Financial Studies degree offers a distinctive blend of finance and banking modules that will prepare you for a successful career without limiting you to a particular sector. Through case studies and exercises you’ll learn to apply your knowledge to real-world problems, enhancing your employability.

Unlike many other banking and finance master degrees, this MSc offers a historical perspective on international banking. This will inform your understanding of contemporary banking and financial issues and enhance your ability to predict future events.

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Actuaries are highly skilled quantitative professionals who are primarily concerned with the identification, quantification, analysis, and management of various types of risk, particularly those with long-term financial consequences. Read more

Actuaries are highly skilled quantitative professionals who are primarily concerned with the identification, quantification, analysis, and management of various types of risk, particularly those with long-term financial consequences. Their expertise is essential to the proper management of life, general, and health insurance companies, pension funds, and investment firms, their skills are very highly regarded and valued throughout the financial services industry, and their opportunities to practise worldwide are strong and growing.

On satisfactory completion of the PgDip, students may elect to continue to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by undertaking an appropriate supervised programme of actuarial science research over a period of three months and submitting a corresponding Dissertation.

The University of Southampton is one of only three universities in England to offer such a professionally approved full-time postgraduate actuarial science programme, and is one of only two such within the Russell Group of elite UK universities.

Introducing your course

This postgraduate degree programme provides quantitative graduates with an intensive and coherent programme of specialist education in actuarial science. MSc students also undertake a summer research project in actuarial science or a related discipline.

All of our actuarial science programmes provide students with a professionally recognised education. By doing sufficiently well in corresponding modules, you will kick-start your graduate career with exemption from Subjects CT1-CT8 of the Core Technical professional exams of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, which are internationally recognised. On graduation you’ll be well equipped to begin your actuarial career with advanced professional standing, or to follow many other careers that require high-level quantitative skills, including within the wider financial services industry.

Overview

This postgraduate degree programme is designed to provide quantitative graduates with the opportunity to undertake an intensive and coherent programme of specialist education in actuarial science, to gain exemptions from certain of the professional examinations of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries, the UK professional actuarial body, and to thereby enable graduates of the programme to subsequently enter employment as actuarial analysts with advanced professional standing.

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Specialise in the complex and ever-evolving area of insurance law and learn from academics at the cutting edge of its development. Read more

Specialise in the complex and ever-evolving area of insurance law and learn from academics at the cutting edge of its development. This distinctive LLM, one of just a few of its kind in the UK, will open up a wealth of career options in the global insurance industry.

Introducing your course

An intriguing area of study with superb employment prospects,insurance law is a dynamic field that is continually developing in response to new legislation. The LLM Insurance Law is one of just a few masters degrees to offer a comprehensive understanding of this fascinating subject, taught by inspiring academics and informed by the latest research being conducted within the Law School’s prestigious Insurance Law Research Group. As well as studying insurance law and marine insurance law in depth, you’ll be able to tailor your course by choosing from a range of complementary modules that draw on our academics’ extensive expertise in areas such as maritime, company and intellectual property law. You can also choose a topic of interest for your dissertation that will showcase your skills and knowledge to potential recruiters. Part of a close-knit learning community, you’ll receive plenty of academic and career support to help you achieve your goals. Your specialist knowledge will give you the advantage when it comes to applying for jobs in the insurance sector, or you might opt to explore this rich area of law further at PhD level.

Overview

We welcome applications from recent law graduates, or from those with professional experience who are seeking to advance their career by gaining specialist knowledge.

View the programme specification document for this course



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