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Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk)

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
18400 GBP/year
10480 GBP/year
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Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in finance and investment banking. The MSc in Finance (Finance, investment and Risk) pathway from the University of Kent develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organisations.

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Overview

In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. The Master’s in Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk) at the University of Kent equips you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and helps to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.

This pathway has been specially designed to develop your practical finance skills and give you real-world business knowledge. It prepares you for a career in investment banks, financial and management consultancies, auditing firms, risk management departments of financial institutions and government departments.

You gain a sound understanding of the theories that underpin modern techniques in investment and risk management. The application of the theories is demonstrated in our finance lab with the aid of Bloomberg, via case studies and the use of online databases. Regular training sessions led by experienced Bloomberg trainers help you gain valuable practice in accessing and using market data. The Bloomberg platform also provides an opportunity for virtual trading practices and competitions.

The programme is well established and attracts a substantial number of applications from over 20 countries each year. This international aspect enables you to gain deeper and wider learning experience and to benefit from networking opportunities during your studies and after graduation.

Careers

You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate from Kent Business School – we enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects. Our finance programmes equip you with an impressive set of skills and specialist knowledge. In addition, inbuilt practical experience will help you succeed in a competitive job market.

This pathway is ideal preparation for a career within finance and investment, trading, financial analysis, fund management, banking, financial services, finance, and financial consultancy.

Careers in finance continue to provide exceptional earning potential in the UK and globally; the very highest-paying job specialisms in the finance sector include structurer, trader, M&A and fund management. 

Students studying finance have an excellent track record for employment and are consistently targeted by leading organisations. Recent graduates are now working in top global companies including AXA, BNP Paribas, FactSet, HSBC, PwC, Santander, Thomson Reuters, USB Investment Bank, Western Power, and Zurich Financial Services.

Join KBS

  • 22nd for graduate careers after 6 months in The Guardian University Guide 2020

  • Ranked 25th in the UK for research intensity in Business and Management (REF 2014-2021)
  • Top 250 for Business & Economics in The World University Rankings 2019

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Essentials of Financial Risk Management
  • Derivatives
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Financial Data Modelling
  • Ethics of International Business
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Credit Risk

  • Investment Management

  • Mathematics of Finance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK (minimum 2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications in a finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or engineering related discipline.
  • Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10480 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Kent Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include scholarships, bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.

For more information on funding available from The University of Kent, please visit the Student Funding page.

Further information: https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/postgraduate/funding/

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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