University of Manchester

University of Manchester


This course provides advanced knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in finance at an advanced level; and to provide advanced instruction and practice in the conduct of empirical research in finance; course places considerable emphasis on empirical research methods and equips students with the skills to carry out original research which constitutes the final dissertation.

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance subjects (accounting is not considered to be finance).

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods; foundations of finance theory; derivative securities; behavioural finance and market efficiency; financial statement analysis; advanced management accounting; financial reporting theory; business analysis 1 and 2; concepts and interpretations of information systems; corporate finance; financial econometrics; investment analysis and portfolio management; international finance; real corporate finance; accounting in an international context; management accounting and organisational control; information systems assessment and evaluation; and corporate governance.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of group assessment and presentations, course work, assignments and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 16,700 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 19,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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