University of Kent

University of Kent

Finance, Investment and Risk

This programme is subject to approval. This programme provides a pathway for International and EU students to gain the essentials of finance and investment and to have the opportunity to enter the more demanding MSc in Finance, Investment and Risk. The 1st year of the International Master's is equivalent to the Postgraduate Diploma and includes a stream with English language training but also a syllabus that is in line with the progressional qualifications in finance.The programme provides a sound understanding of the theories that underpin modern techniques in investment and risk management. The application of the theories is demonstrated in our finance lab with the aid of Bloomberg, via case studies and the use of online data bases. Regular training sessions led by experienced Bloomberg trainers help you gain valuable practice in accessing and using market data. The Bloomberg platform also provides an opportunity for virtual trading practice and competitions.

Entry requirements

A good degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant subject, such as accounting, finance, economics, business, engineering or other sciences. Graduates with degrees without the required mathematical content may be advised to attend a two-week preparatory course in mathematics and statistics prior to the start of the programme in September.

Course modules

Course structure: Most programmes will requires students to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Students may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that the student may customise their programme and explore other subject areas that interest them.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of coursework and written examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Full-time - 2 years

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Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
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