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Trading and Financial Markets, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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This innovative new MSc Trading and Financial Markets programme, offered in conjunction with OSTC (On Screen Trading Connections), a leading global trading company that specialises in exchange traded products, will prepare you for a career in financial trading and is open to undergraduates of all disciplines.

About

The course combines a thorough grounding in business and finance theory with practical, real-world training and experience provided by OSTC. 

OCTC has changed the traditional concept of locating proprietary traders in London and Chicago. OSTC delivers a professional environment for talented traders, providing an opportunity to actively participate in global financial markets. They currently have 16 offices in some of the world’s key cities and opened OSTC Wales in 2009. 

The first phase of study is the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert), which is campus-based and will prepare you for work in trading and financial markets. It is designed to enable you to gain a thorough understanding of the sector in preparation for work experience. Upon successful completion of the PG Cert, you will have an opportunity, if you wish, to apply to study the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip). 

The PGDip primarily consists of a work placement with OSTC. Applicants will be required to undertake an interview with representatives of the university and OSTC. If successful, you will have the opportunity to undertake in-depth training on industryspecific simulators which will prepare you for work as a financial derivatives trader. Throughout this phase you will be required to keep a learning log of your training activities and to submit a written assignment reflecting on your practice at the end of the placement. You will also undertake in-house assessments, managed by OSTC and UWTSD.

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma you may have the opportunity to go directly into employment as a trader with OSTC, subject to their selection procedures. You will also have the opportunity to continue your study to Master’s Level by completing a 60-credit dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Financial Markets
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Behavioural Finance

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • For entry to the PG Cert, applicants should hold a 2:2 Honours degree in any discipline. Entry to the PG Dip is subject to the successful completion of the PG Cert and an interview with OSTC. Applicants to the MSc programme should have successfully completed both the PG Cert and PG Dip.
  • An overall English Language level equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no lower than 6.5 in reading and writing, and with no lower than 5.5 in listening or speaking.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Lampeter

  • 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.

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