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Finance and Investment, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) ,
Global capital and money markets are rapidly evolving and critical expertise is highly sought after. If you’re interested in a professional career in finance and investment, the Finance and Investment M.Sc. programme from University of Leeds will equip you to apply your problem-solving skills to the financial markets.

About

By choosing the Finance and Investment M.Sc. programme from University of Leeds, you’ll be introduced to advanced concepts and practices in essential topics including international investment, financial modelling, corporate finance and security investment analysis.

Thanks to our excellent links with industry, commerce and professional bodies, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how essential financial theory is applied in practice. Case study exercises and simulations test your knowledge in real business scenarios, connecting you with the latest challenges and issues in the financial markets.

You’ll learn from leading academics with research and consultancy expertise to gain a qualification valued worldwide in the finance and investment industry.

Academic excellence

As a student, you will be able to access the knowledge of our advanced specialist research units, which also have strong links with leading institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. These include the Centre for Advanced Study in Finance (CASIF), the Institute of Banking and Investment (IBI) and the Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC). This research makes an important contribution to your learning on the MSc Finance and Investment; you will benefit from a curriculum that is informed by the latest knowledge and critical thinking.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of core finance and investment principles, and the numerical and analytical skills to succeed in this rapidly changing complex environment.

Graduates have a broad appeal to employers in the worldwide finance sector. Many have gone on to careers such as traders, risk managers, portfolio managers and security analysts.

Our unique combination of business and mathematics modules enables you to perform successfully in a business environment by making the best use of your analytical and programming skills.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Security Investment Analysis

  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Finance
  • Financial Modelling and Analysis
  • International Investment
  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation
  • Critical Skills for the Finance Professional
    • Portfolio Risk Management
    • International Business Finance
    • Forensic Accounting and Finance
    • Behavioural Finance
    • Financial Derivatives
    • Corporate Governance
    • Discrete Time Finance

                            Detailed Programme Facts

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

                            English Language Requirements

                            • Minimum required score:

                              6.5

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                            • Minimum required score:

                              92

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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).

                            General Requirements

                            • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject such as accounting, finance, economics or mathematics.
                            • You should have a strong grounding in quantitative subjects with high scores in these subjects.

                            Tuition Fee

                            Living costs for Leeds

                            • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
                              Living Costs

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

                            Funding

                            Leeds University Business School awards a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

                            There are several scholarships available for this course that you may be eligible to apply for, including:

                            • Masters in Accounting and Finance International Excellence Scholarship
                            • Masters in Accounting and Finance UK/EU Excellence Scholarship

                            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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