University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Asset Pricing and Investment

This course helps students understand how prices and values for claims to uncertain payments are derived, by using fundamental principles from economics and finance, and includes claims such as company shares and dividends, financial derivatives, real assets such as metals and commodities as well as insurance claims. Students learn about the latest and most sophisticated techniques in asset pricing and investment theory. Students acquire the practical skills to implement and calibrate these models in a computer-based learning environment using empirical and econometric techniques.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.

Course modules

Core courses: economic fundamentals and financial markets; empirical asset pricing investment; finance and asset pricing; portfolio analysis and investment; research methods; dissertation training. Optional courses: advanced portfolio analysis; applied computational finance; basic econometrics; corporate finance and investment; financial derivatives; mathematical finance.


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 4515