Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

This course focuses on areas which have major practical and theoretical interest such as investment analysis, commercial and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and taxation. The degree is designed to equip you for a very wide range of careers in the finance and banking sectors and in multinational financial organisations. This degree course will develop your expertise in banking and finance to the highest level. It provides a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry. Exam exemption from the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Chartered Wealth Management Qualification. Exemption from CBI (The Chartered Banker Institute) Diploma modules. Suitable for students with some quantitative background in either finance and/or economics or from a degree with some quantitative elements.

Course Modules

Pre'sessional modules: Mathematics; statistics. Compulsory modules: Financial statements; investment management; commercial and investment banking; quantitative methods in finance; eviews; risk management for banking; data analysis; dissertation. Elective modules: Financial derivatives; international finance; empirical finance; behavioural finance; applied risk management for banking; principals of accounting; asset management; applied futures and options; banking regulations; cases in business finance; topics in applied finance; topics in financial econometrics; bond market strategies; alternative investments; valuation and private equity; topics in actuarial finance and insurance; credit rating; mergers and acquisitions; Islamic finance in practice; strategic asset allocation; portfolio construction theory.

Course Additional Entry

At least a good 2nd Class Honours degree (high 2.2) or overseas equivalent in a subject with some quantitative elements. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements (which have at least 1 mathematics or statistics based module) including mathematics, science, engineering, economics, finance, accounting, business and management.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,550  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £16,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,000  Academic year. First year home fees