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Finance - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Financial markets are in constant flux. To understand what is happening, and to take advantage of the changes that are occurring, you need a deep understanding of the theory of finance, an ability to apply academic concepts to the real world, a strong economic intuition, and good quantitative skills.

Our course, highly ranked by the Financial Times, has grown and developed over the years, strengthened by feedback from alumni, from the finance industry, from central banks and regulators, and from practitioners. We cover a broad range of areas in finance, and our research feeds into our teaching and helps you equip yourself for a career in finance and related areas.

This course will give you what you need to understand and analyse the situations you will face when working and researching financial markets.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

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

If you would like to view the core modules in greater detail, please visit this page.

Optional Modules:

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 this page.


Five compulsory modules cover key areas in modern finance while three optional 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.

Contact Hours:

Per module the average contact hours are between 26 to 29 hours.

Class Sizes:

Class sizes will range between 100 to 120 students for this course.


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

Graduates of this course have gone into the following careers:

  • Old Mutual Asset Managers – Research Analyst
  • Deutsche Bank – Liquidity Risk Analyst
  • BNP Paribas - STIR Derivatives Trader
  • Bloomberg – Consultant

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. We accept a range of language tests. Please refer to our website for more details.

Department of Study

Warwick Business School

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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We have over £2million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our
Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application.
For details of scholarships please visit our website.

Additional Course Costs

Students are required to purchase their own text books.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.