Investment Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #343 (QS) ,
The MSc in Investment Management from City, University of London will provide you with the real world accounting and finance expertise that leads to a wide range of rewarding international roles.

About

You will acquire a sound knowledge of the theoretical foundations that underpin modern investment and risk management techniques. These principles are applied in practice via case studies and the use of online databases such as Bloomberg and simulators. The practical aspect is delivered with extensive input from City of London institutions. Many leading practitioners teach on the course, providing a vital link between theory and practice.

The MSc in Investment Management from City, University of London is a demanding course. During the course you will cover the traditional syllabus of a general Masters degree in finance and develop extensive expertise in a range of specialised areas such as the management of equity and bond portfolios; trading techniques; asset-liability management; risk management; alternative investments; venture capital and management of foreign exchange.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for pursuing careers in asset management, wealth management, investment and private equity. Our dedicated Careers Team will help you identify your ideal career path and work with you to maximise the potential of accomplishing your professional goals.

The opportunity to tailor-make your master degree to your career aspirations is facilitated through a wide range of electives, and the possibility to undertake faculty-supervised applied research projects that blend the latest academic developments and current market practice.

Accreditation

Successfully obtaining the MSc allows exemption from the exams of several following professional bodies.
  • CFA programme partner
  • Member of CAIA Academic Partnership Programme
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Equity Analysis
  • Fixed Income
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Quantitative Methods in Investment Management
  • Alternative Investments
  • Structured Products
  • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • Portfolio Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Rolling admissions from November to August.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Some level of previous study or evidence of skills in finance or quantitative methods is essential.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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