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21200 GBP/year
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About

This highly regarded Finance from Kent Business School is accredited by CFA, PRMIA and GARP and ensures students develop a detailed conceptual framework of principles and practices to grow financial awareness and gain a competitive edge in this sought-after sector.

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Overview

As a Kent Business School student studying Finance , an internationally recognised team of experts are on hand to ensure you develop a thorough and solid understanding of the fast-paced financial industry, from longstanding practices to exciting innovations.

With regular industry visits plus endless access to real market data via our Bloomberg Lab, a virtual trading platform, apply knowledge and theory from the first day of the course and be prepared with vital experience to assist you in a future career within finance.

You will also have access to our ASPIRE centre, a purpose-built entrepreneurial lab where you can develop, plan and launch your own start-up business.

MSc Finance (Dual Award)  

The two-year dual award allows students to attain their first Masters’ award, MSc Finance in the UK in their first year with their second year in Hong Kong at our partner University, Hong Kong Baptist University where they can attain their second Masters’ award, MSc Mathematical Finance. Find out more here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/2198/finance-dual-award 

Bloomberg Lab

This course offers extensive access to real market data via our Bloomberg Lab, a virtual trading platform that is bursting at the seams with real-world data and case studies to apply your newfound expertise.

Quants workshop

Kent Business School offers an optional one and half week refresher workshop in Mathematics, Statistics and Excel, prior to the start of this programme.

Industrial Placement

This course is available with the option to undertake an industrial placement ranging from 3 – 12 months depending upon your visa requirements (if applicable), allowing you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas. This option is also available for students wishing to undertake a self-employed placement, or ‘SELFIE’ as it is also known. 

While the placements are self-sought, The School offers support to those students seeking an industrial placement, through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team.

Students considering this option should be aware that they will be required to complete all stage 1 and 2 modules and that there may be additional costs in terms of accommodation, for example.

Careers

Our Finance graduates find work in public and private sector management and consultancy both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations, including:

  • Dolfin Group Wealth Management
  • NatWest
  • Huawei
  • US Bank
  • Caterpillar
  • Eurex

Many of our students also stay local and find job opportunities regionally in small and medium firms or even set-up their own businesses as well-equipped entrepreneurs.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the CFA Institute, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Econometrics 
  • Derivatives 
  • Finance 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Investments and Portfolio Management 
  • Research Methods and Skills

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class UK degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in finance, accounting, business-related disciplines, the sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and those 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 relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    11400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU: £15900/year

Funding

Kent Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Kent Business School Loyalty Award for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees (apply by 31 March 2022).

For more information on funding available from Kent Business School, please visit the postgraduate funding page.

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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