University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham


This demanding programme teaches theories and techniques of investments, as well as their real-life application; it is designed for graduates who want to develop a career in investment institutions, or who wish to become investments specialists or managers in other corporate bodies; based mainly, but not exclusively, on practices in the UK, continental Europe, the USA and some emerging markets, this programme equips students with the skills and knowledge that are needed to function as an investments specialist in domestic and international markets.

Entry requirements

At least an upper 2nd class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject and/or applicants must have obtained good grades in mathematical related modules at undergraduate level. For those not qualified for direct entry to the 1 year MSc programmes, a preliminary year may be available.

Course modules

Compulsory modules are: Financial modelling and forecasting techniques; financial statement analysis for investors; foreign exchange and international money markets; investment mathematics and statistics; portfolio theory and investment analysis; risk management; security analysis and valuation; trading techniques; dissertation; plus a range of optional modules are available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,370 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,580 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005