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Investments MSc


Course Description

This demanding programme teaches theories and techniques of investments, as well as their real-life application. It is designed for graduates who want to develop a career in investment institutions, or who wish to become investments specialists or managers in other corporate bodies.

Based mainly, but not exclusively, on practices in the UK, continental Europe, the USA and some emerging markets, this programme equips you with the skills and knowledge that you need to function as an investments specialist in domestic and international markets.

Internationally renowned academic staff teach theory and technique, whilst their application is taught by professional traders with years of experience in the industry and first-hand knowledge of current market regulations, trading techniques, customs and practices. You also have access to a simulated dealing room, where a range of trading techniques can be practised.

Programme content

This degree is intellectually demanding and requires considerable effort; it is structured to prepare you for the challenging working environment that you will encounter in the industry after graduation.

Typically, we expect that applicants will have a background in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, mathematics, statistics, science, or engineering. Evidence of mathematical skills, such as grade C in A level Mathematics or an equivalent grade obtained in an undergraduate mathematics module, is required for admission.

For those without a strong mathematics background but who have achieved a pass mark in a quantitative module or at GCE A-Level, please see our MSc Financial Management programme.

About the Birmingham Business School

At Birmingham Business School we deliver world-class research and teaching that provides the; insight, ambition and skills to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies. We put people at the heart of business and business at the heart of society.

Consistently found in global ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group of global business schools.

Birmingham Business School is already globally renowned for the quality of our research and teaching. With students representing over 60 countries currently studying at our main campus, our courses being taught in a range of international business schools, and an international faculty and global alumni community of around 23,000 graduates, we have a global footprint that ensures worldwide impact.

Our dedication to providing our students with a rich educational experience within our Business School has led to increased investment in our career services and corporate relations programme. This will further enhance the already excellent career prospects of our graduates, with additional opportunities for project work and internships with leading global businesses.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Investments MSc page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Lisa Maharjan

Lisa graduated in Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham, before doing her Masters in Investments. She is hoping to pursue a career in Accountancy.

Lisa is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/l-maharjan/


(Scholarship)

Joint-Chevening scholarships (Mexico) - 2 Awards

See Chevening website http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/scholarships/chevening/

Value of Scholarship(s)

75% Fees

Eligibility

Students who are nationals of Mexico

Application Procedure

There is no coordinated global launch of the programme. British missions around the world will advertise Chevening separately, so timings will vary. Some Embassies will advertise as early as late autumn, while others will start as late as spring.
Please check your local British Embassy or High Commission website, and your local British Council website, for details about how the scheme will operate in your country, including information about timings and whether criteria about areas of interest have been applied. Foreign Office priorities are likely to be borne in mind during selection but it is also possible that local criteria will have been applied too.
Prospective scholars applying for Chevening scholarships should apply using our online application tool, eChevening. If you have any questions about the online process or any other difficulties, please direct them to the nearest British Council office

Further Information

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/scholarships/chevening/


(Scholarship)

Joint-Chevening scholarships (Brazil) - 2 Awards

For full details see the Chevening website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/scholarships/chevening/

Value of Scholarship(s)

75% Fees

Eligibility

Available to students who are nationals of Brazil

Application Procedure

There is no coordinated global launch of the programme. British missions around the world will advertise Chevening separately, so timings will vary. Some Embassies will advertise as early as late autumn, while others will start as late as spring. Please check your local British Embassy or High Commission website, and your local British Council website, for details about how the scheme will operate in your country, including information about timings and whether criteria about areas of interest have been applied. Foreign Office priorities are likely to be borne in mind during selection but it is also possible that local criteria will have been applied too. Prospective scholars applying for Chevening scholarships should apply using our online application tool, eChevening. If you have any questions about the online process or any other difficulties, please direct them to the nearest British Council office.

Further Information

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/scholarships/chevening/


(Scholarship)

ESRC scholarships for PG Study and Doctoral Research - 14 Awards

The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research.Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:Applied Linguistics
Russian and East European Studies
International Development (IDD)
West African Studies
German Studies
Business and Management
Finance
Economic and Social History
Economics and Econometrics
Education
Urban and Regional Studies
Human Geography
Political Science and International Studies
European Studies
Local Government Studies and Public Policy
Psychology
Sport and Exercise Science (Psy)
Social Policy
Social Work
Socio-Legal Studies

Value of Scholarship(s)

13,590

Eligibility

Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.

Application Procedure

For further information, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/esrcDoctoral Research Enquiry ServiceEmail: [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/esrc


(Scholarship)

MSc Business Scholarships - 10 Awards

Birmingham Business School offers a number of scholarships for students on the MSc Business programmes to reward outstanding academic achievement. The financial support offered is to contribute towards tuition fees. These awards are based on merit and will be selected by a panel of representatives from the Business School.The awards are available for eligible applicants who are offered a place on one of the 12 month MSc Business programmes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

MSc Business Scholarships are usually up to £5000 offered against tuition fees

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria is yet to be confirmed. Please check http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/MSc-Business-Scholarships.aspx for more details.

Application Procedure

For further information on the application process please visit the Business School webpages at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/courses/masters/postgraduate-scholarships.aspx

Further Information

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/MSc-Business-Scholarships.aspx



Entry Requirements

At least a 2:1 degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject and/or applicants must have obtained good grades in mathematical related modules at undergraduate level. For those not qualified for direct entry to the one-year MSc programmes, a preliminary year may be available (see MSc programmes – flexible route).We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Standard English language requirements apply.If you are currently studying at a Chinese university, please view our specific entry requirements including our list of acceptable universities for further study at Birmingham.

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