University of Glasgow
Financial Forecasting and Investment
Applicants should have at least a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent; normally this is a degree in Economics or Finance or a joint degree containing a significant amount of economics or finance (at least 4 credit-bearing courses in economics and/or finance). For applicants whose 1st language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level, being IELTS overall 6.5 score (no sub-test less than 6.0), or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification.
Students take 4 core courses, 2 optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. Teaching is provided by lectures. technical subjects are supported by weekly or fortnightly tutorials, which provide opportunities for students to engage with issues and questions in a group format. Some courses also involve lab sessions using specialised software. Core courses; basic econometrics; financial markets, securities and derivatives; modelling and forecasting financial markets; portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite course for advanced portfolio analysis). Optional courses; advanced portfolio analysis (portfolio analysis and investment is a co-requisite for this course); applied computational finance ; behavioural economics: theory and applications; c++ in finance (mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course); corporate finance and investment; economic fundamentals and financial markets; empirical asset pricing (basic econometrics or portfolio analysis and investment or economic fundamentals and financial markets are co-requisites for this course); financial derivatives (mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course); financial market micro structure; foreign direct investment and development; game theory with applications in economics and finance; hedge fund risk management; international finance and money; international financial accounting for multinational companies (mncs) (accounting and finance); investment, finance and asset prices; mathematical finance (co-requisite course for financial derivatives).
Students complete a dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (EU)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (England)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Glasgow||Glasgow||G12 8QQ||Scotland|
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