Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Overview

The Brunel Finance and Investment MSc gives graduates the advanced knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in financial management, with a focus on investment analysis and portfolio management.

In addition to core subjects including financial theory, financial markets and corporate finance, you?ll examine in detail financial modelling, investment strategies, performance evaluation, risk assessment, investment valuation and asset pricing.

Further, you?ll develop your quantitative and problem-solving skills and ability to critically evaluate and deliver mid- and long-term strategic solutions.

Throughout the course you?ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Bank Scope, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Thomson One Banker.

We hold regular training sessions with Bloomberg, which will enhance your research and give you a taste of a real-world working environment.

Course content

Work for your finance and investment postgraduate degree consists of four equally weighted modules in the first two terms and a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.

Careers and your future

Our aim is to teach you ?employable knowledge?, which can be applied to real-world situations giving you the skills you need to find the right role after you graduate. Therefore, you?ll be well prepared for work, especially if you undertake a work placement. Securing economics and finance degree jobs is highly competitive so we?ll support you to gain a strong foundation in the skills employers are looking for. We offer opportunities within the Department of Economics and Finance as well as through the University?s Professional Development Centre (PDC) to help you build skills and experience.

With the knowledge and expertise you'll gain on the course, you'll be well equipped to progress into acadmeic careers and many of our graduates now hold teaching positions in institutions like the Australian Business School, EDHEC Business School in Nice, Glasgow University and Olso Business School.

Other have used the skills and experiences gained to purse a career within financial institutions and now hold senior positions in prestigious organisations like Standard Life in the UK, Bank of Cyprus, HBSC Istanbul and TD Bank Financial Group in Canada.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-14. 2020-SEP-14: 16 months full-time with placement. 2020-SEP-14: 2 years full-time with placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,440 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,440 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,355 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree (or equivalent internationally recognised qualification) in Economics, Finance, Accounting and Finance, Mathematics, Engineering or Scientific subjects with some study of corporate finance, international finance and securities. Applicants with a 2:2 in a business subject including accountancy should demonstrate some exposure to corporate finance, financial engineering or securities analysis, and mathematics, statistics or operations research. Applicants with relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with a 2:2 degree not in the specified subject area, but with a statistical background or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • International entry requirements: A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree (or equivalent internationally recognised qualification) in Economics, Finance, Accounting and Finance, Mathematics, Engineering or Scientific subjects with some study of corporate finance, international finance and securities. Applicants with a 2:2 in a business subject including accountancy should demonstrate some exposure to corporate finance, financial engineering or securities analysis, and mathematics, statistics or operations research. Applicants with relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with a 2:2 degree not in the specified subject area, but with a statistical background or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all).
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92