Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Finance

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to understand financial markets and institutions, as well as to prepare students for a PhD in Finance or Economics. Our students have direct access to up-to-date international financial data sets, such as DATASTREAM, Thomson ONE Banker Analytics and Osiris. Some of the taught modules make use of the trading room, providing students with real-life experience of a busy stock exchange with the capacity to deal in equities, bonds, foreign exchange and derivative instruments.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, or other relevant quantitative subject. Science and Engineering disciplines will be considered where there is a significant mathematical component. Applications are welcome from a diverse range of applicants with previous work experience alongside academic qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to submit a detailed CV. Applicants who lack the prerequisite academic qualification or equivalent may be required to attend an interview. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.*Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Full-time option (1 year): semester 1: asset pricing; corporate finance; market microstructure; research methods in finance. Semester 2: derivatives; international finance; time-series financial econometrics; and choose one from: credit risk management; enterprise risk management and risk analytics; trading principles. Semester 3: dissertation. Part-time option (2 years): Year 1: semester 1: asset pricing; corporate finance. Semester 2: derivatives; and choose 1 from: credit risk management; enterprise risk management and risk analytics; trading principles. Year 2: semester 1: market microstructure; research methods in finance. Semester 2: international finance; time-series financial econometrics. Semester 3: dissertation.

Assessment methods

2 thirds of the programme is assessed by written examination and continuous assessment. The other 3rd is a dissertation (14,000-17,000 words or equivalent).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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Key information

Contact: 
The Postgraduate Secretary, Queen's University Management School
Telephone number: 
028 9097 3683