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Finance MSc


Course Description

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Finance at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The Master's (MSc) in Finance is designed for graduates who are seeking a specialist programme to enable an accelerated start to a career in finance. The Finance programme combines the academic theory of finance with a strong practical perspective closely related to the world of finance. Specialist modules include: corporate finance, financial econometrics, international financial markets, derivatives and risk management, contemporary issues in finance and empirical finance. This MSc Finance programme is designed for graduates who are seeking a fast track career in finance.

Key Features

An enhanced specialist programme in Finance that may be completed in a single year
All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career depending on the optional modules you take
93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
Access to the School of Management investment and trading simulation room to support in-depth understanding of finance in practice
High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week
Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
Scholarships available for outstanding students
Swansea is 3rd in the UK for international ranked research outputs (REF 2014)

Modules on the Master's (MSc) in Finance typically include:

• Corporate Finance
• Financial Econometrics
• International Financial Markets & Institutions
• Derivatives and Risk Management
• Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
• Empirical Finance

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
Complete the Swansea Employability Award
Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduate destinations:

Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen
Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Business Analyst, Bloomberg
Commercial Graduate, Tata
Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide
Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc
Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company
Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK
Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal
Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC
Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car
Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays
Investment Banker, Julian Hodge
IT Consultant, Cap Gemini
Management Consultant, Accenture
Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer
Management Trainee, Shell UK
Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo
Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft
Share Dealer, OSTC
Trainee Accountant, Deloitte
Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Facilities and Support

The School of Management has heavily invested in upgraded facilities and support over the past years, including:

A student enterprise suite (opened by Swansea Alumnus Sir Terry Matthews in 2013): The School of Management is one of the few UK universities which gives students access to a dedicated entrepreneurship start-up suite. We offer a range of business support facilities such as business mentoring for start-ups and an active entrepreneurship society. We also provide a range of physical facilities for students including a hot-desking suite for student start-ups, print copy facilities, 3-D printing for rapid prototyping and a range of meeting or production spaces.

Expanded student social space: We provide a Junior Common Room (JCR) for all our undergraduate and postgraduate students to meet, relax and socialise. We also provide several group work rooms with presentation facilities for students to come together on group projects and practice team working or presentation skills.

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



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Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/taught/swansea-masters-scholarships-2017.php


(Scholarship)

Developing Futures Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

At the School of Management, we understand what employers look for and so we have created this unique Developing Futures scholarship programme. The School of Management is dedicated to our students and we are passionate about student success in both academic excellence and involvement in student life.Our Developing Futures programme is more than a scholarship package, along with financial support for an academic year you will also get the chance to gain valuable career-enhancing skills. We are offering scholarships worth £3,000 each for students who have accepted a place to study on one of the following full-time taught Master's programmes:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Economics
MSc Economics & Finance
MSc Finance
MSc Finance and Business Analytics
MSc Financial Management
MSc International Banking and Finance
MSc Investment Management
MSc Management (all pathways)
MSc Strategic MarketingRecipients of the scholarship will be required to work with the Recruitment and Marketing teams on three events, plus one event for the Student Experience team and the Careers team. We also expect recipients to join a society or become a course representative for their degree programme. The skills you will develop by taking part in these activities will make you stand out from your peers.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

To apply for one of these scholarships, you must be in receipt of an offer to study on an eligible full-time course at the School of Management, starting in 2017/18.We’ll be taking into consideration your:Academic competence
Financial need
Passion and future plans
Ability and plans to contribute back to the School of Management and Swansea University
Applicants are not eligible to hold other Swansea University awards such as bursaries, or home country sponsorship. Scholarships will be deducted from tuition fees and cannot be transferred to another intake if you defer entry.Applications from students of any nationality are welcome.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/taught/som-developing-futures-scholarships.php



Entry Requirements

Students applying for the MSc in Finance must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree that has included a range of modules in accounting/finance or quantitative/statistical methods. This need not necessarily be a degree with accounting or finance in the title. We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply to the School of Management. Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5.

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