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Finance, MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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  • 12 months
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Using the latest data and real-world examples, acquire the skills and expertise needed to enter the dynamic world of finance at a senior level. This Finance course at University of Gloucestershire allows you to tailor your learning and prepares you for registration with professional bodies within the finance industry.

About

On this course you will use cutting edge software and real-time data to develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the dynamic world of finance. The Finance course at University of Gloucestershire is aligned with the latest requirements of the market; students can seek registration with industry bodies such as the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) and Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) before or after graduation. Through active learning, you will develop the experience and competence required to enter the finance world at a senior level. Practical workshops, use of a trading floor programme, problem solving, case studies and business simulations will consolidate your expertise.

All learning is based on real market data: students hone their skills in the Thomson Reuters Trading Room. Within the course, you will have the flexibility to tailor your learning to your career goals by choosing optional modules. You will be supported by a team of highly experienced teaching staff, who have strong professional backgrounds in finance and have reached high levels of academic achievement.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Financial econometrics
  • Compliance and Risk
  • Financial derivatives
  • Investment instruments
  • Portfolio management
  • Contemporary issues in Islamic Finance
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • you will need a good honours degree in an analytical discipline such as accounting, finance, economics, engineering, mathematics or physics
  • or substantial passes in the examinations of a professional body (eg CFA, PRM, FRM)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Home and EU Students

  • Postgraduate Diploma£5860
  • Postgraduate Certificate£2930
Non-EU Students
  • Postgraduate Diploma£9340
  • Postgraduate Certificate£4670

Living costs for Cheltenham

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The Government is introducing loans for taught and research postgraduate Masters programmes. Students under the age of 60 may be eligible for loans of up to £10,000, which will be paid directly to them at 3 points during the academic year. These will be at the start of the course and then 4 months and 7 months into the course.

EU nationals and Distance Learners are eligible. Part time courses are also eligible as long as they meet the minimum 50% intensity requirement. Postgraduate student loans are not available to students who already hold a Masters qualification (or an equivalent or higher qualification) or those only studying to Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level. Repayments of these loans will be in addition to the current undergraduate student loan scheme. Further information and guidance is available on the government website or you can contact the Money Advice team.

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