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Financial Forecasting and Investment

University of Glasgow

12 months
29300 GBP/year
12450 GBP/year
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The Financial Forecasting and Investment programme of the University of Glasgow provides you with training in the key areas of financial analysis, forecasting and financial investment. It will provide you with an enhanced understanding of the underlying forces which drive financial markets and the relevant analytical tools you need to forecast time series and implement advanced trading strategies.


Why this programme

The Financial Forecasting and Investment programme of the University of Glasgow will provide you with a detailed understanding of:

  • the theory of optimal portfolios
  • how to exploit available information to forecast future behaviour of stocks, interest and exchange rates
  • theoretical models of time series and their empirical counterparts using data from real-world equity and derivatives markets
  • how to determine fair values of financial products
  • the mechanics of the price discovery process in stock exchanges.

You will gain skills necessary to conduct advanced empirical analysis on equities and derivatives markets, which will enable you to manage portfolios to optimise clients' objectives.

The Adam Smith Business School has a range of financial databases and computer labs. You will have access to a Bloomberg trading room to gain a practical experience of forecasting financial time series for the implementation of profitable trading strategies. 

We are now partners with Bloomberg Experiential Learning. The ELP program recognises and celebrates academic institutions that are leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg terminal exercises into curriculum.

Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

Career prospects

Career paths are typically in financial institutions including central banks, investment banks as well as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, asset management firms and governmental bodies. Graduates have taken up roles such as equity traders, finance managers and business intelligence analysts. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Markets, Securities and Derivatives
  • Investment, Finance and Asset Prices
  • Modelling and Forecasting Financial Time Series
  • Portfolio Analysis and Investment
  • Applied Computational Finance
  • Basic Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29300 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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