University of Bath

University of Bath

Finance and Risk

The finance Master's place great emphasis on a sound theoretical foundation for analysing financial decisions; this enables students to gain an in depth knowledge of the operations of the financial system and the motivations of the people making financial decisions; it allows students to apply knowledge in a wide range of real world scenarios; combining the research and teaching expertise of other leading departments within the university (the department of mathematical sciences and the department of economics and international development) the finance degrees ensure that students have access to a wide range of experts from across a broad spectrum of knowledge.

Entry requirements

Students should hold a good undergraduate degree (2.1 or above or its international equivalent) in a subject with a high mathematical/quantitative content; subjects meeting theserequirements are engineering, mathematics, economics, or physics; other subjects may be considered if quantitative modules have been studied in sufficient depth; the minimum non-graduate qualifications acceptable are: A relevant postgraduate diploma (passed at the appropriate level); a relevant professional qualification together with papers passed at an appropriate standard if required by the appropriate head of group; extended and responsible experience in a relevant field of industry, teaching or a government establishment with authorship of papers of an acceptable academic standard; there is a �50 application fee for all of the MSc finance programmes; candidates whose 1st language is not English normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each of the 4 components or PTE Academic: an overall score of 62 with no less than 59 in any element.

Course modules

Semester 1: econometrics for economics and finance; theory of financial decision making; introduction to quantitative finance. Optional Units: financial derivatives; investment management; banking; corporate governance. Semester 2: financial econometrics; corporate finance; risk management. Optional Units: international finance; financial engineering; financial statement analysis; contemporary finance issues. Dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 23,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies Warminster BA12 8PY South West

Key information

MSc Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01225 383757