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MSc Finance (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

Join us to gain a deep theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance and quantitative skills which will prepare you for a range of careers in the financial sector.

The Financial Times ranks this course in its Top Tier, third in the UK, and 13th in the world.

Five compulsory modules cover key areas in modern finance while three optional modules allow you to focus on your preferences.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Investment Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Empirical Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Research Methodology and Dissertation

Example Optional Modules:

  • Empirical Applications in Macro Financial and Energy Economics
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Derivative Securities
  • Banks and Financial Institutions Financial
  • Reporting & Statement Analysis
  • Judgement & Decision-making
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Fixed Income & Credit Risk
  • International Financial Markets
  • International Financial Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Alternative Investments
  • Practice of Investment Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions & Corporate Control

As a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current. For the optional modules available on this course please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Five compulsory modules cover key areas in modern finance while three elective modules allow you to focus on your preferences. Please note that availability and delivery modes of modules may vary. Modules are taught through a combination of lectures, classes, and computer lab sessions.

Assessment is a mix of exams and coursework with your 8,000 word dissertation bringing all your learning together at the end.

Graduate Destinations:

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Duff & Phelps Ltd, JP Morgan, Southall Analytics.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Data Analyst, Equity Research Analyst, Analyst.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

First Class Honours degree or 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band B

Department of study

Warwick Business School

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £34,000 per year
Overseas: £34,000 per year

Find out more about fees and funding via both the WBS and University website.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.