University of Essex

University of Essex

Finance and Global Trading

The programme prepares students for a career in finance and financial services by covering in-depth finance, statistical modelling and trading skills. Students will study trading strategies, risk and money management and trader analytics to a high level. The programme offers a mix of classroom based instruction, case study and practical trading exercises where students will trade on real-time simulated global markets through the use of industry strength proprietary trading software in our specialist trading lab.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We also welcome applications from candidates with any science or engineering degrees. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Dissertation; empirical methods for finance; trading global financial markets; portfolio analysis; derivative securities. Optional modules include: Financial modelling; corporate finance; behavioural finance; risk management; fixed income securities; industry expert lectures; modern banking; bank strategy and risk; asset pricing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wivenhoe Park Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01206 872719