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Finance and Investment (MSc)

Course Description

Enter the fast-paced financial sector by building your foundations of expertise in financial management. You will develop a broad knowledge base, and put it into practice with our extensive practical sessions. Build the confidence to make key financial decisions and become familiar with the process of identifying, measuring and communicating key economic information. Position yourself to begin a career in investment banking, international finance, financial journalism or portfolio management.

Key features

Steer your career in a new direction with this programme designed to allow you to bring your experience and knowledge from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines and apply it to marketing and innovation.

Lay the foundations for a career in the finance and investment sector by building a strong base of knowledge relating to both the theory and practice of financial decision making and investment.

Explore the powerful blend of the processes and mechanics which underlie decision-making in today’s financial and investment sectors, giving you the confidence to be decisive in your future career.

Gain the advanced management and analytical skills needed to take you to the forefront of the financial world.

Shape your studies to match your goals by selecting two specialist financial modules in your third term. You’ll be able to follow the path which suits your own individual interests and needs.

Course details

Core modules:

- Corporate Finance

- Fundamentals of Financial Management

- International Business Environment

- International Finance

- Investments

- Knowledge Management and Decision Making

- Leadership and Management Essentials

Optional modules:

- Advanced Credit Management

- Corporate Governance and Ethics

- Corporate Risk Management

- Real Estate and Alternative Investments


The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Postgraduate Admissions and Enquiries team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email .

Visit the Finance and Investment (MSc) page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of finance and investment.

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