Royal Holloway, University of London
This two-year taught Masters provides you with an opportunity to study a portfolio of courses in the first year, designed to bring you up to the entry standard for the Master's degree; it gives the student the opportunity to strengthen their economics, finance and quantitative knowledge during the first year. Subject to performance pre-requisites, at the end of the first year you will progress to the 1-year MSc in Finance
You will be provided with rigorous training in the analysis of issues in finance and corporate policy while improving your analytical and technical expertise. The programme is ideal for those whose career objectives lie broadly with the financial services and banking sectors. You will have the opportunity to gain an in depth grounding with core courses such as Foundations in Finance, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods in Finance, and subsequently tailor your programme to match your end goals through the range of optional courses on offer. These include Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives, Investment and Portfolio Management and Decision Theory and Behaviour amongst others.
You will be taught by a top-ranking Department of Economics with expertise in a broad range of areas, including people who have worked and are still working in the finance industry in the broad areas of asset allocation and risk, as well as algorithmic trading.
With a relatively small intake each year you will benefit from a strong sense of group identity and will enjoy close contact with the academic staff of the department. The course director and course coordinators serve as your personal advisors up until the spring, when you will then be assigned a personal dissertation supervisor.
The MSc Finance is an excellent preparation both for a career in the financial services, banking and business sectors and policy making, as well further academic study.
UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or overseas equivalent in non-Economics focused and non-quantitative degrees. Applicants with a good Second Class Honours degree (2.2), or overseas equivalent, will be considered on an individual basis
English language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-scores. If you require Royal Holloway to sponsor your study in the UK, your IELTS must be a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway offers a Pre-Master's Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.
A successful applicant will usually have the following qualities:
- team player
- good communicator
- willing to learn new quantitative methods
- willing to integrate and have a thirst for knowledge and new challenges
Core modules - Microeconomics (first year), Macroeconomics (first year), Quantitative Methods of Economics II (first year), Dissertation, Pre-sessional Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Methods, Corporate Finance, Quantitative Methods in Finance and Foundations of Finance. A range of optional modules are also available.
Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.
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