Finance, M.Sc. | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
Duration
17000 GBP/year
9750 GBP/year
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About

The MSc Finance programme at Bangor University offer you a unique opportunity to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors, and to study advanced theory and practice relating to financial markets and the financial management of business firms.

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Overview

The ever-changing nature of financial markets, financial institutions and business firms, has made it increasingly important for finance experts including financial managers in multinational companies, investment analysts in securities firms, lending officers in banks and other financial institutions and traders in capital markets and dealing rooms - to have a clear understanding of the theory and practice relating to financial market operations and corporate financial strategy.

Familiarity with the most recent developments in risk appraisal, portfolio analysis, the engineering of synthetic products, modelling techniques, financial analysis and valuation are essential requirements for all those involved directly in financial activities or who wish to gain a deeper understanding of this important area of business management.

Issues you will tackle as part of your MSc Finance programme at Bangor University include:

  • What are the relationships between risk and return governing investment in company shares and other derivative instruments?
  • Can market risk be priced accurately?
  • Can credit risk be priced accurately?
  • Which factors are most likely to influence the evaluation and implementation of international investment projects?
  • How can we calculate a suitable cost of capital to appraise the capital investment decision?
  • How should institutional investors go about constructing a portfolio of assets to maximise returns on behalf of investors?
  • How can we assess the investment performance of pension funds, insurance companies and unit trusts?
  • How are futures, options, derivatives and swaps used to manage balance sheet and off-balance sheet risks?
  • What are the key principles of international portfolio management in a world of fast and unpredictable movements in exchange rates?
  • How can spreadsheets be used to develop financial models, and what techniques are required to obtain computational solutions to finance problems?

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods
  • International Financial Markets
  • Credit Risk Analytics
  • Market Risk Analytics
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students are advised to send their by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake).

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
75

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry to the MSc Finance requires a 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. economics, finance, accounting or management from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification and relevant practical experience may also be accepted. In general, however, applicants are judged on their individual merits and age, work experience and other factors are also considered. 
  • Bangor University also offers International Incorporated Masters Degrees for International students whose academic credentials are different from those outlined above. The first year is studied at the Bangor International College , an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

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.

Funding

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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