Keele University

Keele University

Finance and Information Technology

Rapid changes in information technology, a changing and complex industry and the globalisation of the economic and financial systems place numerous demands on the modern day finance professionals. It requires them to have analytical and technical skills alongside the intellectual curiosity to enable them to learn and adapt throughout their working lives.

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold at least a 2nd class honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) or overseas equivalent, in a business related or quantitative subject area. Students who have appropriate professional qualifications or relevant work experience may also be considered. The University uses a range of relevant selection criteria including academic qualifications, professional experience, evidence of likely commitment to academic study, and an estimate of a candidate�s future potential. Anyone applying from a country where English is not the 1st language is required to take an official test of English language obtaining at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent English language test scores. Overseas applicants are advised that although it is not an entry requirement, submission of a GRE or GMAT score will be taken as a positive indication of readiness for graduate study. For overseas students who do not meet all direct entry requirements, we offer the opportunity to take an intensive Business Pre-Masters programme leading to the MSc.

Course modules

Financial markets; quantitative methods in finance; corporate finance; financial modelling; metrics, estimation, analysis and teams; international money and finance; behavioural finance; networks and security; enterprise information systems; systems analysis; systems development; enhanced e-commerce; enhanced information technology architecture.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are usually assessed by a combination of unseen examination and coursework which may include essays, mini projects and tests. Guidance is provided on dissertation/project topics and each student will be assigned a supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 734367