Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle

International Finance and Investment

**If you have a passion for mathematics and quantitative finance, and want to use it to build a lucrative career within financial research, then this is the ideal course for you.** Building on your undergraduate studies in a quantitative subject such as economics, accounting or engineering, this course provides a research-orientated approach to finance and investment. You will delve into specialist areas such as econometric & forecasting, financial markets& institutions, and investments & risk management, and develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills. You will make extensive use of our Bloomberg trading suite,where our Bloomberg terminals will give you invaluable access to live data from financial markets across the globe. You'll use this, combined with our advance econometric packages, to build advance econometric models for the purposes of forecasting, developing trading strategies and examining policy implications for financial markets. The course is regularly refreshed to keep pace with advances in the financial sector, and is bench marked against the syllabus of the CFAInstitute. The knowledge and experience you gain on this course will allow you to forge a successful research career. You can either progress within academia by continuing onto a PhD, or seek a position within the international financial sector as quantitative research analyst, where they are in high demand. If you are interested in a more general managerial career within the financial sector, and your undergraduate degree didn't equip you for this specialist course, then you might be interested in MScInternational Financial Management. **Advanced Practice** **Internships** We have a long and successful record in placing students in internships across the UK and, indeed, all over the world. Internships bring a range of benefits - they make students more employable because they can talk about actually doing business rather than just studying it, and they tend to get better final results because they have a real context for their study of business, and find inspiration for their Masters project in the work environment. **Business Clinic** Newcastle Business School operates its own Business Clinic to provide consultancy services to real businesses and organisations in the region, dealing with challenges such as developing an internet marketing strategy or investigating international market opportunities for a new product. Our students work in teams, research the issues and prepare and present a professional set of recommendations. *Be aware that all Advanced Practice with investigative consultancy project routes are similar to many of our 1-Year MSc with consultancy project routes, while 2-year Advanced Practice course spends more dedicated time in the Business Clinic, reflected on the total assessment input for the two 60 credit modules.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant discipline, such as accounting, finance, mathematics or engineering, or a discipline with a quantitative element. International qualifications: If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry English Language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Full-time with time abroad September 2019 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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