University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Finance and Investment

This course has core elements based around the 3 main classes of capital investment activity: equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets. The corporate financial strategy module examines the institutional and decision making framework of equity investment from the perspective of the fund manager and the corporate financial manager; a similar perspective is adopted in the modules dealing with fixed interest and derivative markets. These modules introduce all the main techniques used by the modern investment professional. With these practical applications in mind, theoretical models including the use of Datastream and associated software, mathematical techniques, and spreadsheet models are integrated as appropriate. A wide range of options related to the core subjects is available, facilitating specialisation in specific areas such as taxation, corporate restructuring, risk management, or international finance; many modules provide grounding in the research skills required for a specialist dissertation in a chosen area of finance and investment.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in management, business studies or economics, finance or accounting (with a significant quantitative finance and/or econometric component); students with an outstanding 1st degree in a quantitative subject will also be considered; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Modules include: capital market analysis; corporate finance; quantitative techniques for finance; research methods for finance; derivative investment; fixed interest investment; accounting, auditing and control for sustainability; applied banking; corporate risk; entrepreneurship and venture capital; financial econometrics; financial reporting; financial services: context, consumers and markets; industrial economics; international finance; industrial economics; management information systems; quantitative risk management; risk management in financial institutions; the economics of innovation; theory of risk and insurance.

Assessment methods

Assessment is a combination of individual essay or group project and written examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jubilee Campus Nottingham NG8 1BB East Midlands

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Nottingham University Business
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0115 846 6603