University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Finance and Investment Management - taught in London at University of Liverpool in London

The programme syllabus draws extensively from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme curriculum and you will be supported to sit the CFA Level I examination alongside your MSc programme studies. The programme aims to provide you with a solid understanding of the interaction of finance, financial markets and securities and investment analysis. On graduation you will have a good understanding of contemporary financial principles and know how these apply to financial intermediation, savings and investment. You will also be trained in financial market applications of these theories and concepts in addition to learning how to use state-of-the-art industry analytics in your studies. The programme is designed to provide both academic knowledge and practical skills, allowing successful candidates to find employment in the financial services industry or a regulatory body related to financial markets.

Entry requirements

You will normally need to have a Bachelors degree (with honours) at 2.1 level or better in an appropriate field of study. A wide range of subjects is acceptable but please contact us if you wish to check whether your degree subject is suitable. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the Programme Director. Applications from students with a professional background rather than an undergraduate degree will be assessed in accordance with the principles of the University�s AP(E)L policy, and the practice and precedents of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students whose 1st language is not English will require either: An IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component); or TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components: Listening and writing 21; reading 22; speaking 23; or International Baccalaureate Standard Level (Grade 5); Hong Kong Use of English AS Level C; India Standard XII 70 per cent or above from Central and Metro State Boards; WAEC C4-6.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules include: Corporate finance (15 credits); financial reporting and analysis (15 credits); quantitative methods and economics (15 credits); research skills (15 credits). Semester 2 modules include: Derivatives and alternative investments (15 credits); equity and fixed income markets (15 credits); portfolio management and ethics (15 credits); regulation and ethics (15 credits). Semester 3: Research project (dissertation) (60 credits).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London Campus Islington EC2A 1BB South East

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