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Finance (MSc) (2021 Entry)

Accounting and Finance (BSc) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)



  • Course Code
  • P-N300
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


The Financial Times ranks Finance MSc 3rd in the UK and 11th in the world*. Gain a deep theoretical and conceptual understanding of finance and quantitative skills, as Warwick Business School prepares you for a range of careers in the financial sector.

*Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2020.


The MSc Finance will help you to develop a deep theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance and quantitative skills, preparing you for a range of careers in the financial industry. Go beyond the application of skills and develop your ability to challenge, evaluate, and rethink established paradigms. As the anticipation of jobs being challenged by Artificial Intelligence becomes a reality, we aim to share the skills and depth of understanding needed to design, develop, and supervise these new forms of financial intelligence. WBS benefits from excellent links to key financial institutions and employers, and this course has benefited from industry recommendations.


This course has been relaunched for 2020 entry.

Core modules:

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Empirical Finance
  • Ethics, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance
  • Research Methodology
  • Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis
  • Judgement and Decision-making
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Fixed Income and Credit Risk
  • International Financial Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Alternative Investments
  • Practice of Investment Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Control
  • Forecasting Economic and Financial Time Series

Teaching

Compulsory modules cover key areas in modern finance while 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

Students on this MSc will typically receive between 26 and 30 contact hours per module.

Assessment

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

Skills from this degree

  • Gain hands-on experience of using lab software to perform calculations and conduct simulations
  • Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches
  • Choose your elective modules to help you specialise, or explore new areas

Minimum requirements First Class Honours degree or a high 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.

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional Course Costs

Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.

Students are required to purchase their own text books.

Scholarships

We have over £1 million 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. Scholarship awards range from 15% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.

WBS CareersPlus service
We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews. We regularly post job opportunities, events and workshops on our bespoke online learning environment my.wbs.


There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.