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Finance and Investment MSc


Course Description

Course overview:

This course will prepare you for success in one of the most dynamic areas of finance. You will develop the intellectual and practical skills required for a career in investment, trading, financial analysis, fund management, banking, financial services or financial consultancy.

Brighton is one of only a handful of universities in the UK to have a trading room that simulates a real trading environment. Streaming up-to-the-minute data from Reuters, the trading room uses state-of-the-art commercial software to provide the best possible learning environment. It provides a hands-on opportunity for students to react instantly to live news feeds and gain the skills required to work productively in the financial services industry.

The course equips you with a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of economics, finance and investment. It develops analytical capabilities and awareness of professional best practice.

By the end of the course, you will have the skills necessary to use advanced tools and quantitative techniques to appraise financial opportunities.

Specialist options and the dissertation provide opportunities to tailor your studies to your individual interests and your chosen career path.

Course content:

Modules
- Corporate Finance
- Economics and Business Finance in Context
- Economics of Financial Markets
- Financial Market Practice
- Quantitative Techniques and Applications

Options include
- Advanced Corporate Analysis
- Applied Econometrics and Financial Time Series Analysis
- Emerging Financial Markets
- Explorations in Economic Thought
- Financial Derivatives: Mathematical Applications
- Financial Engineering of Derivative Structured Products
- Financial Regulation: Economic Principles and Institutional Frameworks
- International Portfolio Management
- Interest Rate and Currency Risk Management
- Portfolio Modelling and Dealing

Dissertation
In the final phase of the course, students are required to complete a dissertation relating to finance and investment.The dissertation will be between 10,000 and 15,000 words long. It will address a financial markets problem which will require you to undertake research leading to implementable recommendations based on sound analysis and judgment. Alternatively, you may wish to carry out a more theoretical dissertation relating to a financial markets topic of personal interest. You will receive help from your appointed dissertation supervisor who will monitor and support your progress. The dissertation is submitted in October.

Visit the Finance and Investment MSc page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary. Normally a good honours degree or equivalent is required. Work experience is useful but not essential. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements then please contact us. In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test.

Course Fees

Full-time UK/ EU students: £11,700/ Full-time International students £15,480


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