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MSc Finance


Course Description

Our MSc Finance programme is designed for students looking for a mainstream taught MSc in the subject, with a view either to pursuing a career in the financial sector or to continuing on to doctoral research in finance. The aim of the degree is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of academic finance and of the financial sector, including theory, empirical research and practical issues.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE & CONTENT

The programme looks at theory and practice across the spectrum of finance including Financial Markets, Corporate Finance and also Research in Finance. Students can also take optional courses in other key finance subjects such as portfolio theory and financial reporting.

Semester 1

Corporate Finance
Corporate Governance
Financial Analysis
Financial Marketing

Semester 2

Derivatives
Research in Finance
Research Methods
PLUS one other optional Finance course

Students who successfully complete these taught courses go on over the summer months to undertake their disseration.

Visit the MSc Finance page on the Heriot-Watt University website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university. In addition, further work or project experience will be an advantage.

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