University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Finance and Investment

Students will develop the intellectual and practical skills required for a career in investment, trading, financial analysis, fund management, banking, financial services or financial consultancy. Brighton is one of only a handful of universities in the UK to have a trading room that simulates a real trading environment. Streaming up-to-the-minute data from Reuters, the trading room uses state-of-the-art commercial software to provide the best possible learning environment. The course equips students with a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of economics, finance and investment. Specialist options and the dissertation provide opportunities to tailor students' studies to their individual interests and chosen career path.

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary. Degree and/or experience: normally a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is required. Work experience is useful but not essential. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications may be considered. If the student is unsure whether they meet the entry requirements they should please contact us. In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not the student's 1st language they will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test. International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.

Course modules

Modules: Corporate finance; economics and business finance in context; economics of financial markets; financial market practice; quantitative techniques and applications. Options include: Advanced corporate analysis; applied econometrics and financial time series analysis; emerging financial markets; explorations in economic thought; financial derivatives (mathematical applications); financial engineering of derivative structured products; financial regulation (economic principles and institutional frameworks); international portfolio management; interest rate and currency risk management; portfolio modelling and dealing.

Assessment methods

In the final phase of the course, students are required to complete a dissertation relating to finance and investment. The dissertation will be between 10,000 and 15,000 words long.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,980 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moulsecoomb Campus Brighton BN2 4GA South East

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