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

Introductory modules: economics and business finance in context; corporate finance; quantitative techniques and applications. Compulsory modules: economics of financial markets; financial market practice; quantitative techniques and applications. Optional modules (choose two or three): advanced corporate analysis; portfolio modelling and dealing; financial derivatives: mathematical applications; financial engineering of derivative structured products; international portfolio management; interest rate and currency risk management. For a third option, the choice is extended to include: financial regulation: economic principles and institutional frameworks; applied econometrics and financial time series analysis; emerging financial markets; explorations in economic thought.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time £ 10,980 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 14,220 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 10,980 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 14,220 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,980 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,220 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Brighton Business School
Telephone number: 
01273 642197