University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Financial Forecasting and Investment

This programme offers training in the key areas of financial analysis, forecasting and financial investment. It provides students with an understanding of the underlying forces driving financial markets and the relevant analytical tools.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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).

Assessment methods

Students complete a dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Key information

Business School
Telephone number: 
0141 330 5061