About the Course
The MSc Finance aims to equip you with rigorous training in various financial theories, while improving your analytical and technical expertise. The course has been designed to prepare you for a career in the exciting and fast-paced world of the finance sector. The course provides you with advanced knowledge and understanding of the underlying theories of financial management techniques, corporate governance, and quantitative methods for the financial market. You will study with a stimulating and intellectually-challenging learning experience, through academic reading and the use of simulation software and powerful financial databases, such as TraderEx and Thomson Reuters Eikon.
You will also have the opportunity to choose an optional module in a specialist area, such as corporate financial reporting, financial mathematics, and multinational operations in finance and banking (the offer of optional modules are subject to timetabling and availability). The course is delivered in Atlantic House, Cardiff − a fully-equipped learning resource centre, offering a state-of-the-art trading room powered by leading industry software and interactive teaching spaces. Located in the heart of Cardiff’s Business Enterprise Zone, it provides accounting and finance students with the facilities and supportive environment to flourish.
Prepare yourself for a career in the exciting and fast-moving world of financial services with a Masters degree in Finance. Enhance your critical, analytical and appraisal skills in this dynamic area of study.
You will study a range of finance modules from both a theoretical and practical point of view, through academic reading and use of simulation software and powerful financial databases. A study of research methods in a finance context will prepare you to undertake your own chosen research project in an area of finance with supervision from expert academic staff. You will also have the opportunity to choose an optional module in an area of specialism such as Islamic banking and finance or financial mathematics.
Wales accounts for 49,000 employees in the financial and professional services sector, and is predicted to see further growth in the next 10 years, as the sector grows, there will be an increase in demand for a skilled workforce.
You could be part of this workforce, you will be studying in Atlantic House, which is right in the heart of Cardiff’s Business Enterprise Zone and is very close to the University’s Cardiff Campus.
See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/1016-msc-finance
What you will study
Students will take the following modules:
- Quantitative methods for financial markets
- Investment and portfolio analysis
- Financial management techniques
- Corporate governance
- Research methods for finance and accounting
- Financial mathematics
- Multinational operations in finance and banking
- Islamic banking and finance
- Corporate financial reporting
Learning and teaching methods
The course is delivered full time or part-time through a combination of lectures, tutorials, computer workshops, case study analysis and discussion groups. A hands-on, student led approach is employed; whereby students are exposed to real-world situations and given the skills and opportunities to find practical solutions.
Work Experience and Employment Prospects
This MSc Finance will enhance your critical, analytical and appraisal skills when handling business data from a financial perspective. These skills, coupled with your previous qualifications in business studies, accounting or audit, will make you a highly desirable candidate.
Assessment is by a range of methods, predominantly coursework based assignments.
This course is delivered in Atlantic House, Cardiff and offers facilities and a supportive environment in which Accounting and Finance students can flourish. From a fully equipped learning resource centre and a state-of-the-art trading room powered by leading industry software from Thomson Reuters to interactive teaching spaces.
The Accounting and Finance Advice Clinic is also based in Atlantic House, utilising specialist expertise within the University to provide free financial advice to the public and small businesses. The Clinic provides opportunities for Accounting and Finance students to gain experience in an applied setting, enabling them to gain and enhance the transferable skills they’ll need when entering the workforce.
An undergraduate finance, accounting or audit degree from a UK university, class 2:2 Honours or higher. Alternatively, an undergraduate business degree from a UK university with an appropriate level of financial content, class 2:2 Honours or higher. Equivalent accredited international or professional qualifications are acceptable.